Portfolio > Habitats and Exhibits

On job sites, Stephanie is known fondly as, 'The Tree Lady'. Although her passion in larger construction settings does include creating trees, she is equally amped to work on eroded soil composites, watercourses and river ways, geologic fossil formations, rock ledges, sunken ships, city ruins, forest hillsides and any other interesting habitats. Samplings of her projects are pictured below. "Life is amazing and beautiful", she says, adding, "my goal is to make renditions that exact life as it's found; if no one ever notices that the habitats are in fact sculptures, then, I did my job well."

Drawing on her design experience and a background in animal husbandry, herpetology, biology, and ecology, Stephanie carefully considers the location and function of every element within the habitat's design. She collaborates with the client each step of the way to ensure that all exhibits are carefully formatted so that they are safe, functional, and aesthetically pleasing.

Museum of Living Art, Fort Worth Zoo; Chuckwalla Exhibit
Steel, foam, cement, pigments, acid stain, paint, artificial plants, natural decor
11'x 6'x 8'
2010
Museum of Living Art, Fort Worth Zoo; Utila Island Iguana Exhibit
Steel, foam, cement, pigments, acid stain, plastics, paint, artificial plants, natural decor
2010
Southeastern Coastal Plain Greenhouse; Duke Estates
Cement, Steel, Acid Stains, Pigment, natural and artificial decorative additives
South Eastern Coastal Plain Greenhouse; Duke Farms
Steel, foam, cement, pigments, acid stain, plastics, paint, artificial plants, natural decor
2011
Amazonian Flooded Forest; Museum of Living Art, TX
Cement, Steel, Acid Stains, Pigment, natural and artificial decorative additives
Orchid Range, Orchid Whimsy Greenhouse; Duke Farms
Steel, foam, cement, pigments, acid stain, paint, artificial plants, natural decor
60'x 30'x 25'
2012
Orchid Range, Orchid Whimsy Greenhouse; Duke Farms
Steel, foam, cement, pigments, acid stain, plastics, paint, artificial plants, natural decor
2011
Orchid Range, Orchid Whimsy Greenhouse; Duke Farms
Steel, foam, cement, pigments, acid stain, plastics, paint, artificial plants, natural decor
2010
slimy Scaly Spectacular, River Habitat; Zoo Atlanta
Steel, foam, cement, pigments, acid stain, plastics, paint, artificial plants, natural decor
14'x 7'x 12'
2014
Museum of Living Art, Fort Worth Zoo; King Cobra & Reptile Hall Exhibits
Steel, foam, cement, pigments, acid stain, plastics, paint, artificial plants, natural decor
Various
2010
Museum of Living Art, Fort Worth Zoo; Boa Constrictor Exhibit
Steel, foam, cement, pigments, acid stain, paint, artificial plants, natural decor
Ficus Tree Measures 9'H
2010
San Antonio Zoo; Africa Live
Cement, Steel, Acid Stains, Pigment
San Antonio Zoo; Africa Live
Steel, foam, cement, pigments, acid stain, plastics, paint, artificial plants, natural decor
22'x 14'x 10'
2008
San Antonio Zoo; Africa Live
steel, foam, cement, pigments, acid stain, paint, artificial plants, natural decor
2016
San Antonio Zoo; Africa Live
Cement, Steel, Acid Stains, Pigment
Soil/Mud Bank.  Fresh Acid Stain
Cement, paint, pigments, acid stains
Slimy Scaly Spectacular, Central American Highlands Exhibit (cedar tree in progress); Zoo Atlanta
Steel, foam, cement, pigments, acid stain, paint, artificial plants, natural decor
10'x 4'x 8'
2013
Slimy Scaly Spectacular, Sri Lankan Viper Exhibit (in progress); Zoo Atlanta
Steel, foam, cement, pigments, acid stain, paint, artificial plants, natural decor
Triangular Exhibit, each side measuring 4'x 6'
2013
slimy Scaly Spectacular, Sri Lankan Viper Exhibit; Zoo Atlanta
Steel, foam, cement, pigments, acid stain, paint, artificial plants, natural decor
Vine Tangle measures roughly 3'W x 6'H
2014
Slimy Scaly Spectacular, Rotted Tree in High Desert Hall (in progress); Zoo Atlanta
Steel, foam, cement, pigments, acid stain, paint, artificial plants, natural decor
Rotted Tree Measures 15' height
2013
Slimy Scaly Spectacular, African Kopi; Zoo Atlanta
Steel, foam, cement, pigments, acid stain, paint, artificial plants, natural decor
14'x 5'x 10'
2016
Fresno Chaffee Zoo, Gaboon Viper Exhibit
Steel, foam, cement, pigments, acid stain, paint, artificial plants, natural decor
10'x 5'x 6'
2009
Slimy Scaly Spectacular, European Adder Enclosure; Zoo Atlanta
Steel, foam, cement, pigments, acid stain, paint, artificial plants, natural decor
Triangular Exhibit, each side measuring 4'x 6'
2013
slimy Scaly Spectacular, Anaconda Enclosure; Zoo Atlanta
Steel, foam, cement, pigments, acid stain, paint, artificial plants, natural decor
Anchored Tree Measures 11' length
2014
Slimy Scaly Spectacular, Anaconda Enclosure; Zoo Atlanta
Steel, foam, cement, pigments, acid stain, paint, artificial plants, natural decor
14'x 7'x 12'
2014
Slimy Scaly Spectacular, Mata Mata Enclosure (in progress); Zoo Atlanta
Steel, foam, cement, pigments, acid stain, paint, artificial plants, natural decor
Mixed Elevations, Roughly 25'x 8'x 12'
2013
Slimy Scaly Spectacular, High Desert Hall; Zoo Atlanta
Steel, foam, cement, pigments, acid stain, paint, artificial plants, natural decor
Various
2014
Slimy Scaly Spectacular, Croc Hall; Zoo Atlanta
steel, foam, cement, pigments, acid stain, paint, artificial plants, natural decor
Various
2014
Fort Worth Zoo; Aquatic Reptiles Hall
Steel, foam, cement, pigments, acid stain, paint, artificial plants, natural decor
Various
2010
Mayan Ruin; Boa Constrictor and Poison Dart Frogs
Steel, foam, cement, pigments, acid stain, paint, artificial plants, natural decor
10'x 5'x 6'
2009