Dean Violetta

March 29, 8:30am - 10:00am EDT. Hosted at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (Frisch’s Theater in the Harold C. Schott Educstional Center)

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About the speaker

Dean Violetta is a University of Cincinnati alum with over 25 years of architecture and design experience, specifically in zoological exhibit design. While serving as the Vice President of Cornette/Violetta Architects, Dean worked on renowned zoos in Nashville, Riverbanks, the Detroit Zoo, and the Cincinnati Zoo. This unique niche and experience in zoo-based architecture lead him to his current role as the Director of Planning and Exhibit Design at the Cincinnati Zoo with a focus to arm the Zoo with the knowledge and experience necessary to be the leader in Zoological & Exhibit Design. He has certainly succeeded and is best known in the Queen City, and beyond, for coordinating all master and visionary planning for the Zoo, including the home for everyone’s favorite hippo, Fiona.

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Additional details

Details for getting to the Frisch’s Theater in the Harold C. Schott Education Center Parking will be free but we WILL NOT be using the main zoo parking lot or main entrance. Instead, please park in the Dury Parking Lot located on Dury Avenue closer to the Harold C. Schott Education Center and let the guard know that you are part of a morning presentation. The Frisch’s Theater will be on your right when you enter the building. We also have a map for you!