Savanna Hall at Zoo Atlanta
Salas O’Brien partnered with Zoo Atlanta for their historic transformation of Savanna Hall, creating a game-changing opportunity for the zoo. With expansive windows and natural daylighting, this iconic gem brings the visitor experience up close and personal to the wild with sweeping views overlooking the African Savanna landscape. We designed the conversion of the historic Grant Park Cyclorama into a new 69,764-square-foot events destination facility with specialty kitchens equipped for kosher catering and a new home for Zoo Atlanta’s administrative offices.
With Zoo Atlanta’s conservation mission in mind, sustainability was paramount to all aspects of the project. As a result, we designed Savanna Hall and Zambezi Elephant Center, the African elephant care quarters, to achieve LEED Gold certification.