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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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West Branch Toledo Library – Children’s Area

 

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Octopus

The Toledo Zoo’s recently renovated aquarium will feature many sculptures by Graphite including this octopus hugging what will be the hand sanitizing station within an exhibit.  

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Quetzalcoatlus

The Toledo Zoo was looking to create an exhibit to demonstrate to the public the evolution of flight.  They came to us to see what could really bring some interest to the project.  We all decided that an ultra-realistic sculpture of the largest flying animal to ever exist on planet earth would be a nice […]

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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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Saltwater Crocodile at Toledo Zoo

The Toledo Zoo recently acquired a 17 foot long Saltwater Crocodile from Australia.  A realistic enclosure needed to be built, so they asked us to sculpt and color all of the concrete in the exhibit to resemble a realistic Australian river bank.  After that, the zoo really wanted a crocodile that the public could actually […]

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Time Lapse: Indianapolis Zoo Playhouse

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Pearson Metropark

Graphite Design + Build is right in the middle of our largest project to date, an entire interactive sculpture area for Pearson Metropark. We’ve teamed up again with Toledo Metroparks to create another one-of-a-kind experience for visitors to the park. You may have seen our creations at Secor Metropark and Farnsworth Metropark, but this current […]

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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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