Winner of the 1999 Honor Award for Excellence American Institute for Architects - Kentucky Chapter.
The African Outpost Restaurant is an 11,000 S.F. multi-purpose facility located at the end of the African Savannah exhibit at the Louisville Zoo. The primary program components consist of a small gift shop, commercial kitchen, serving area, dining areas, staff offices, and public restrooms.
To maintain the African village theme, the design includes natural thatch roofs with wide overhangs supported by heavy, timber eucalyptus poles and walls painted with tribal motifs. Three traditional African rondavel peaked-roof forms break up the scale and maintain the sensation of an African village.
The Boma animal contact area and the molerat/meerkat exhibits that have the same roofing materials further develop the context.
Arrasmith, Judd, Rapp provided design and construction administration services.
Awards / Recognition:
Honor Award for Excellence in Design
American Institute of Architects, Kentucky Chapter [1999