Como Visitor & Education Resource Center
St. Paul, MN

Linking two venerable institutions, Como zoo and Conservatory, this facility functionally and architecturally weds exhibits and materiality from both. The phototropic roof of the tropics exhibit orients toward southern light. Treehouse classrooms and auditorium sit above a lobby, store and cafeteria within the Kasota limestone mass.

Kara Hill was Project Designer for this project while at HGA, Inc, the architect of record. Photography by Peter Bastianni-Kerze.


  • Como front walk exterior
  • como back yard view
  • como landscape view
  • como icerberg structure thing
  • como interior hall
  • como interior upstairs view
  • Como offices interior
  • como sky shot
  • como classroom