Complementing the existing pyramids of Moody Gardens, the two-million-gallon Aquarium enhances the complex in architectural form and interior design. A sculptural wave wall invites visitors to the aquarium entrance. The Aquarium experience is composed of geometric forms with honest expressions of circulation, direction, and exhibition. The exterior is composed of blue glass to reinforce the aquatic theme while differentiating the Aquarium from the existing pyramids. The interior public spaces and exhibits are fully integrated through the design of materials, textures, color and lighting to provide an aesthetic connection to the marine world.
Project Excellence (three awards in conjunction with Moody Gardens Hotel, AGC APEX Houston Chapter (2000)
First Place Commercial, Institutional, American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Houston Chronicle (2000)
National Grand Prize Winner Specialty Spaces, Builders Magazine (2000)
Outstanding Private Building Project, Texas Construction Magazine (1999)