FPA recently completed work, including Landscape Architectures and MEP services on the new Savanna Zoo Café which replaced the smaller existing cafeteria at the Turtle Back Zoo. The new café is a themed structure which enhances the family friendly Zoo experience conceived around an African Safari theme. Design features include log and grass thatch hut structures situated on a second floor dining terrace overlooking the penguin and prairie dog exhibits at the center of the Zoo complex. FPA designed the 130’ ball python retaining wall located in front of the café. In addition, we enhanced the exterior of the facility with ornamental grass and plants that are similar to plants in the African Savanna. FPA’s MEP team designed all the HVAC system, the fire suppression system, plumbing and electric service to support the new kitchen facility and provide a pleasant dining experience.