The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is being upgraded with a new entrance and lobby area, a Butterfly Garden, and an Insectarium. In addition to these new features there will also be significant upgrades to the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, audiovisual and security systems.
Moses Engineers provided all of the electrical and mechanical engineering designs for adapting the building systems for the new Insectarium. The Insectarium features over 110 individual exhibits, two new large fish tanks, a new lobby and redesigned gift shop, and a new event space and lobby entrance. The mechanical designs included all of the HVAC, fire protection and plumbing systems. The electrical designs included all of the power, back of house lighting, fire alarm and special systems. Moses Engineers also coordinated the exhibit designs of C7 Architects and their lighting design consultant EOA with both the new and existing building systems.
Work continues on a $34 million renovation at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas – just one of several redevelopments at the foot of Canal Street where the Four Seasons Hotel opened last year, site prep for Caesars New Orleans is underway and upgrades to the Canal Street ferry terminal are ongoing.Riverfront revamp includes $34M upgrade to Audubon Aquarium | New Orleans CityBusiness