James Construction was general contractor for this innovative design-bid-build project.  The Islands had its share of difficult challenges including  project budget and schedule, public interaction, and unique wildlife habitat environments.

The exhibit houses five threatened or endangered species in separate enclosures but set in such a manner as to evoke the feeling that they are each housed within one large habitat. Buildings were designed and constructed to appear as if they were island huts using natural materials.

“We are thankful to the James Construction team for their part in what has become a remarkable experience for our guests, animals, and staff.”

– Dr. Barbara Baker, President & CEO, Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.

Owner: Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Project: The Islands

Architect(s): Indovina Associates Architects

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

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