Our world is full of wild and remarkable forms of life intermingling in intricate systems that we, as a single species among them, are only beginning to understand. As designers and planners, our joy lies in engaging people with elements of this living world and fostering a thriving coexistence with wildness – in our midst and in our world.
We strive to imbue others with the passion, compassion and insatiable curiosity that drives us to create destinations that one experiences with the senses and feels with the heart – and hearts, once changed, forever alter the future.
Studio Hanson|Roberts is a planning and design firm specializing in zoos and aquariums. While our offices are based on Bainbridge Island, Washington, our work extends around the globe. We are dedicated to creating mission-driven experiences that bring people together with the dynamic, living world of plants and animals. Equally important, our passion lies in a respectful collaboration with unique clients where innovative solutions can be derived through inspired teamwork and technical excellence.
Over 30 years of experience enables us to lead and participate on teams, or to simply provide expert advice as necessary. Our clients span a vast range in climate and culture, yet each shares a common interest: creatively presenting and interpreting the rich tapestry of the world’s flora and fauna, conserving this diversity in the wild, and enriching the lives of animals, plants, staff and visitors in their care. We build on this shared purpose in coalescing strong teams and forging lasting relationships with clients, consultants and specialized collaborators.
Together, we promote and participate in conservation ... by design.