One City official described the entry into the Zoo as looking like “a border crossing”. For that reason, Consensus Planning was contracted to develop concepts for re-imagining this space to be inviting, interactive, accessible, comfortable, educational, and most importantly, memorable. The space will include improved shade and seating options; elements that are interactive and educational to keep young minds busy and engaged while waiting to enter the Zoo; improved wayfinding signage; and colorful, maintenance friendly landscaping. We developed options to bring this space to life, creating photo simulations that will assist the City in securing funding for the improvements.

Expanding on the effort at the Zoo, Consensus Planning was contracted to develop theming concepts to aid in re-branding the signage and monumentation at the Zoo and Botanic Garden-Aquarium. The existing sign at the corner of Central Avenue and New York Avenue is old and outdated, and does not present a memorable sense of arrival. The developed concepts enhance the BioPark image and create a bold, dynamic presence and photo opportunity for all users.


  • Landscape Design
  • Community Engagement
  • Client

    • City of Albuquerque BioPark