Taylor Structural Engineers



Renovation of the existing 33,000 square foot National Aviary facility

  • 10,000 square foot theater addition that is the world’s first indoor theater constructed exclusively for shows with free-flying birds
  • Roof deck of the theater was also made partially accessible to the public for outdoor shows
  • The façade of the building addition required structural steel framework to support an elegant perforated aluminum panel system

The Garden Room 

  • Construction of a one-story building addition with a  total area of approximately 8,500 square feet plus approximately 1,700 square feet of adjacent exterior terrace space, ramps, and stairs 
  • The addition includes a 4,500 square foot pavilion and approximately 4,000 square feet of lobby, gift shop, restroom, and kitchen space 
  • The pavilion includes a 70-foot-long operable glass wall that can be opened to the rear garden
  • The primary building structure consists of steel framing and masonry bearing walls

Eagle Exhibit 

  • The exhibit has an overall footprint of approximately 30 feet by 50 feet and is divided into two separate habitats 
  • The enclosure consists of steel framing cladded with composite panel siding on the sides. The top of the enclosure is partially covered with a wood-framed roof structure, while the remainder is covered with an open mesh material
  • Each habitat includes an elevated nesting platform