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Toledo Zoo Aquarium – Shark

In 2015 the Toledo Zoo completed a full renovation of a WPA era building housing their aquarium. During the renovation, an old but popular sculpture of a Great White Shark had to be destroyed.  Graphite Design and Build was selected to create a new and improved shark for the space.  The replacement needed to be […]

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Farnsworth Metropark

  Graphite Design + Build was involved in the one-of-a-kind Farnsworth Metropark interactive sculpture area from design phase to completion.  We worked with the Toledo Metroparks from the beginning to include every important element from the surrounding park in the design of the new play area.  A turtle, a Great Blue Heron, a buckeye leaf, […]

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Time Lapse: Indianapolis Zoo Playhouse

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Animal Faces

The animal masks that Graphite Design + Build creates are custom and one-of-a-kind for any zoo or park looking for a different kind of interactive sculpture.  These pieces provide children with both a learning experience and a great photo-op.  You may have seen some of our work at the Toledo Zoo, or Indianapolis Zoo.  Each […]

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Model: Toledo Museum of Art

We designed and built a scale model of the Toledo Museum of Art campus area. It was installed in October 2012 and will be on permanent display in the museum for all to visit. The model is in 1” = 30’ scale and everything has been included, even the tire marks on the road.  The […]

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Treehouse Playground

Installed in May of 2012, we built this playground for the Indianapolis Zoo as part of the new Flights of Fancy bird exhibit. This unique play area is an interactive environment where children can touch, play, and climb. They can even enjoy the scenery from a kid’s eye point of view in this custom treehouse. […]

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Bleakhouse

We made the sign that welcomes customers to BleakHouse, a downtown Toledo coffee shop.  We also created custom wood tables made of old doors as well as a mural, giving the shop a modern but cozy feel.  

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Beaver

We created 5 full-sized bronze beaver sculptures for the Lincoln Nebraska Children’s Science Center.  Measuring about 3 feet tall, these  chemical resistant, impact resistant, UV proof sculptures are at home in a playful interactive area.  They can play too – they were built to shoot water from their mouths.  

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