Intelligent Real Estate Investments - Hines

Houston Zoo African Forest Exhibit

In 2009, Hines served as development manager on the African Forest Exhibit for the Houston Zoo. Phase one of a 13-acre master plan, the 8.65-acre African Forest recreated the architecture and landscape of western equatorial Africa while featuring chimpanzees, rhinos, kudus, ostriches, cheetahs and giraffes in a natural setting.

This development management project consisted of 10 buildings totaling 31,675 square feet for a new gorilla, rhino and giraffe exhibit, a full-service restaurant, snack bar and gift shop.


  • 1513 N. MacGregor, Houston, TX


  • Houston Zoo


  • PJA

Building Details

  • 31,675 square feet


  • Houston Business Journal Landmark Award - recognizes commercial real estate projects and developments that make significant impressions on the Houston Landscape