The Texas State Aquarium’s new Wildlife Rescue Center is a state-of-the-art new rehab and surgery center north of the main campus on North Beach. The Wildlife Rescue Center is open to the public with its key exhibit spaces including the turtle hospital, surgery room, treatment room, and marine mammal holding tank. With views and a terrace overlooking the Bay, the Wildlife Rescue Center helps bring education and awareness to the marine mammals, sea turtles, avian wildlife, and ocean impacts of the Coastal Bend.
The structure is a suspended concrete slab with concrete and steel columns from the elevated first floor and above that is fully compliant with TDI windstorm, the floodplain, and ADA. The materials chosen for the façade, from the curtain wall glazing, blue satin fiber-cement panels, and smooth stucco, seamlessly integrates and complements the existing TSA campus with a fresh modern update.
Substantially Complete March, 2023
Site Planning + Site Analysis
Programming + Conceptual Design
MEP, Structural, Civil Engineering Coordination
Life Support Coordination
Signage + Wayfinding
Renderings + Animation
Building Information Technology (BIM)
Corpus Christi Caller Times –
Texas State Aquarium breaks ground for $15 million wildlife rescue center