Start your day off by hanging out with penguins and tigers at Breakfast with the Animals. The Wildlife Conservation Society, which manages the city’s animal attractions, is kicking off its fall breakfast series beginning October 23. Get entry to the attractions before they open to the public and enjoy a light continental-style meal (bagels, fruit, coffee and juice) next to some of the most popular exhibits. Staff will be feeding the animals at the same time while chatting and taking questions about them.
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Susan (Sue) A. Chin, FAIA is an architect and designer with a very different type of clientele. Currently, her roster includes tigers, gorillas, and sharks, all of whom have very specific design needs. As the Vice President of Planning & Design and Chief Architect at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Sue oversees the architectural and design needs of the Society’s zoos and parks (Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, and Queens Zoo), as well as their conservation work around the globe. The organization currently has about 500 projects in 65 countries, which means her work is showcased as far away as Madagascar.
6sqft recently spoke with Sue about WCS, how she got into the field as a teenager, her clients (both human and non), and the exciting new exhibit under construction at the New York Aquarium in Coney Island.
Read our full interview with Sue here