Past Projects

Since 1993, ORCA has provided quantitative and qualitative services to a variety of leisure, recreation and entertainment clients - including owners, operators, architects, and designers - to enhance facility performance, improve visitor satisfaction, and achieve their financial goals.

See a full list of our projects organized by type.

Featured projects

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Central Place Observation Deck

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Statue of Liberty National Monument

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Monterey Bay Aquarium

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Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

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Audubon Insectarium

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Sponsor Pavilion for the Beijing Olympics

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Cades Cove - Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Freedom Park, South Africa

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Brookfield Zoo

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Projects by type

Aquariums

  • Blue Planet Aquarium, Bremerhaven, Germany
  • Cleveland Aquarium, Cleveland, OH
  • EXPO '98 Aquarium, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Florida Aquarium, Tampa, FL
  • Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, GA
  • L'aquarium, Barcelona, Spain
  • Living Seas Pavilion, Disney World, FL
  • Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA
  • Long Island Aquarium, Long Island, NY
  • Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, CT
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, CA
  • National Museum of Marine Biology, Taiwan
  • National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD
  • New England Aquarium, Boston, MA
  • New Jersey State Aquarium, Camden, NJ
  • New York Aquarium, Brooklyn, NY
  • Norwalk Maritime Aquarium, Norwalk, CT
  • Okeanos Aquarium, Long Island, NY
  • Pacific Northwest Aquarium, Seattle, WA
  • Palm Beach Aquarium, Palm Beach, FL
  • Seattle Aquarium, Seattle WA
  • Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, IL
  • Silvertown Aquarium, London, England
  • South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston, SC
  • Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga, TN
  • Tongass Aquarium, Ketchikan, AK
  • Underwater World at Pier 39, San Francisco, CA

Zoos & Botanical Gardens

  • Al Ain Zoo & Aquarium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Antwerp Zoo, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Auckland Zoo, Auckland, NZ
  • Brookfield Zoo, Chicago, IL
  • Bronx Zoo, New York, NY
  • Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Brooklyn, NY
  • Calgary Zoo, Alberta, Canada
  • California Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco, CA
  • Central Park Zoo, New York, NY
  • Cleveland Botanical Gardens, OH
  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, OH
  • Dallas Zoo, Dallas, TX
  • Happy Hollow Zoo & Park, San Jose, CA
  • Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles, CA
  • Metro Washington Park Zoo, Portland, OR
  • Miami Metro Zoo, Miami, FL
  • Minnesota Zoo, Minneapolis, MN
  • Naples Botanical Garden, Naples, FL
  • Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, PA
  • San Diego Zoo, San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco Zoo, San Francisco, CA
  • Strybing Botanical Garden, San Francisco, CA
  • Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, WA

National Parks, Recreation Areas & Historic Sites

  • Canopy Project, Curry County, OR
  • Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
  • Las Vegas Springs Preserve, Las Vegas, NV
  • Monticello, Charlottesville, VA
  • Montpelier, Orange, VA
  • Mount Ranier National Park, WA
  • Mount Vernon, VA
  • NPS Composite Level of Service, Denver, CO
  • The Presidio, San Francisco, CA
  • Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites, Hyde Park, NY
  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, CA
  • Sitka National Park, AK
  • Statue of Liberty National Monument, New York, NY
  • USS Arizona Memorial, Honolulu, HI
  • Yellowstone National Park, MT
  • Yosemite National Park, CA
  • Zion National Park, Utah

Museums & Science Centers

  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL
  • Baltimore Museum of Art,, Baltimore, MD
  • Baltimore Science Center, Baltimore, MD
  • Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield, MA
  • Boston Children's Museum, Boston, MA
  • Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Fine Arts Museum, Berkeley, CA
  • California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA
  • California Science Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • The Carnegie Museums, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Chicago Historical Society, Chicago, IL
  • Chicago Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago, IL
  • Children's Museum About the World, Raleigh, NC
  • Connecticut Center for Science & Exploration, Hartford, CT
  • The Crawford Museum, Cleveland, OH
  • Creative Discovery Museum, Chattanooga, TN
  • DeYoung Museum, San Francisco, CA
  • Experience Music Project, Seattle, WA
  • Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA
  • Field Museum, Chicago, IL
  • Florida Keys Environmental Center, Key West, FL
  • Football Hall of Champions, Paris, France
  • Fort Worth Museum of Science & History, Ft. Worth, TX
  • Harley Davidson Museum, Milwaukee, WI
  • Insectarium, New Orleans, LA
  • Kansas City Jazz Museum, Kansas City, MO
  • Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, NJ
  • Madame Tussauds, Chicago, IL
  • Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, Wa
  • Miami Children's Museum, Miami, FL
  • Mississippi River Museum, Dubuque, IA
  • Mobile Maritime Museum & Visitor Center, Mobile, AL
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
  • National Marine Sanctuaries Interpretive Centers, Various locations in US
  • National Maritime Centre, Vancouver, Canada
  • Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
  • Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (Chicago Academy of Sciences), Chicago, IL
  • Pretend City Children's Museum, Anaheim, CA
  • Puerto Rico Natural History Museum, San Juan Puerto Rico
  • San Francisco History Museum, San Francisco, CA
  • Sony Wonder Technology Lab, New York, NY
  • Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, CA
  • Turtle Bay Museum and Park, Redding, CA
  • University of Arizona Science Center, Tucson, AZ
  • U. S. Institute of Peace, Washington, DC
  • Virginia Air & Space Museum, Hampton, VA
  • Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • The Walt Disney Family Museum, San Francisco, CA
  • Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles, CA
  • Wright Brothers Museum, Dayton, OH

Visitor Centers & Tours

  • Capital Visitor Center, Washington, DC
  • Casa Casuarina, Miami Beach, FL
  • Darwin Martin House, Buffalo, NY
  • Domaine Chandon Winery Visitor Tour, Napa Valley, CA
  • Empire State Building, New York, NY
  • Flint River Center, Southwest Georgia
  • IBM Infomart Visitor Center, Dallas, TX
  • Library of Congress Visitor Center, Washington, DC
  • Mary Baker Eddy Library, Boston, MA
  • Mobile Visitor Center, Mobile, AL
  • Natchez Visitor Center, Natchez, MS
  • Old Faithful Visitor Center, Yellowstone, MT
  • Saturn Automobile Plant Visitor Tour, Spring Hill, TN
  • U.S. Naval Academy Visitor Center Annapolis, MD
  • USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center, Honolulu, HI
  • Vulcan Park, Birmingham, AL
  • Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, Wichita Mountains, OK

Theme Parks & Expos

  • Al Shallal Theme Park, Saudi Arabia
  • Coca Cola Olympic City, Atlanta, GA
  • Disneyland, Anaheim, CA
  • Euro Disney, Marne-la-Vallee, France
  • EXPO '88, Brisbane, Australia
  • Freedom Park, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Fox Studios Baja, Baja, Mexico
  • Hard Rock Park, Myrtle Beach, NC
  • Harley-Davidson Open Road Tour, Milwaukee, WI
  • IBM Innoventions Exhibit at Disney's EPCOT Center, FL
  • IBM Surf Shack at 2000 Olympics, Sydney, Australia
  • Sponsor Pavilion for the Beijing Olympics, Beijing, China
  • Legoland, Carlsbad, CA
  • Magic World, Dubai, GCC
  • Moody Gardens, Galveston, TX
  • National Geographic Terra Cotta Warrior Exhibit, Washington, DC
  • NBA All-Star Jam Session, San Antonio, Cleveland, NYC, San Francisco
  • Nut Tree Park Theme Park, Vacaville, CA
  • Paramount Parks Star Trek Attraction, Charlotte, NC
  • Sapphire 2000 Trade Show, Las Vegas, NV
  • Space Center Bremen, Bremen, Germany
  • Space Center Houston, Houston, TX
  • Spaceport USA, Kennedy Space Center FL
  • SportsLab, San Francisco, CA
  • Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo, Japan
  • Universal Studios, Orlando, FL
  • Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, FL

Transportation

  • 17-mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA
  • Alcatraz Transportation Study, San Francisco, CA
  • Battery Park Pier A Ferry Terminal, New York, NY
  • Bridgeport-Port Jefferson Ferry, Bridgeport, CT
  • Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, CA
  • Euro Disney, Marne-la-Vallee, France
  • Houston Airport, Houston, TX
  • Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, Chattanooga, TN
  • Kelly Park, San Jose, CA
  • Miami MetroZoo Entertainment Area, Miami, FL
  • National Mall, Washington, DC
  • Port Disney, Long Beach, CA
  • Spaceport USA, Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo, Japan
  • United Airlines O'Hare Terminal, Chicago, IL
  • Walt Disney World Resort, FL
  • WED Transportation Systems, Lake Buena Vista, FL

Sports Arenas

  • Buffalo Bills Stadium, Buffalo, NY
  • Denver Broncos Stadium, Denver, CO
  • Philadelphia Eagles Stadium, Philadelphia, PA
  • Pittsburgh Pirates Ballpark, Pittsburgh, PA
  • San Diego Padres Ballpark, San Diego, CA
  • Yankee Stadium, New York, NY

Entertainment, Shopping & Other

  • Buckhead Church, Buckhead, GA
  • Central Place Observation Deck, Rosslyn, VA
  • City of Orlando, Orlando, FL
  • City of Sitka, Sitka, AK
  • Hornblower Cruises and Events, San Francisco, CA
  • North Point Community Church, Alpharetta, GA
  • Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater, FL
  • San Francisco Chinatown College, San Francisco, CA
  • San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco, CA
  • Sony Entertainment Complex, Tokyo, Japan
  • Sony Metreon, San Francisco, CA
  • Manhattan Mall, New York, NY
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