Oatland Island Wildlife Center - Savannah, GA
Pond provided architectural and engineering services for the Oatland Island Wildlife Center of Savannah. The center currently occupies 60 acres of maritime forest and exhibits of over 45 species of animals. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the land was cleared farmland where cotton crops were planted and harvested. In 1927, the large white columned main building opened as a retirement home for the Brotherhood of Railroad Conductors. During World War II, the center was used as a public health service hospital. Afterwards, the Center for Disease Control used the facility as its Technical Developmental Laboratory. In 1973, the Center, and its facilities were declared surplus and were purchased by the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System. For the past 30 years, the Center has been introducing school groups and other guests to the wonderful, natural wildlife of Georgia.
Pond was excited to be part of the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a new recreational vehicle and camping facility at Colt Creek State Park last week. Under direction of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Pond has completed the design...