Smithsonian Institution National Zoological Park Bird House

Smithsonian Institution National Zoological Park Bird House


Grunley performed the full renovation and restoration of the Bird House at the National Zoo in Washington, DC for the Smithsonian Institution. The project scope included construction of a new entrance addition and renovation of the existing Bird House Building; restoration of the historic concrete arch at the building’s entrance; redevelopment of the grounds north of the Bird House including stormwater bioretention areas, selective utility upgrades and a new bird-friendly landscape with integrated seating and pathways; and structural improvements and minor renovations to the Great Flight Aviary and pedestrian bridge.

Project Details

Client:Smithsonian Institution

Location:Washington, D.C.


Contract TypesRenovation, Restoration

Completion DateDecember 30, 2022

Amount$51.5 million

Contract MethodGeneral Contracting

Architect Quinn Evans Architects

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