The SPECTOR | James Hampton Team submitted a proposal in response to Onondaga County’s request to design a new Aquarium spanning 80,000 square feet and housing 600,000 gallons of water. The design of the facility focused on research and teaching, making it truly unique.

One of the standout features of the design is the three-level glazed Biosphere aviary and forest at the main entrance. As soon as visitors step inside, they are greeted with a breathtaking sight—a large forest that forms an integral part of the first ecosystem. The glazed façade allows natural light to flood the forest, creating stunning views of the Inner Harbor. Read More