steinhart aquarium | red cape studio
California Academy of Sciences
San Francisco, CA • opened 2008

Developed while working at Thinc Design

The Steinhart aquarium within the California Academy of Sciences features a four story living rainforest and one of the largest exhibits of live corals in the world.

An enormous variety of living and virtual exhibits allows visitors to explore and discover the diversity that the California Academy seeks to research and protect.

The transition aquarium in downtown San Francisco was designed to house the Academy's living collection and test ideas for inclusion in the new Steinhart Aquarium, then under construction.

2009 Event Design Gold Winner
Museum Environment • CAS Steinhart Aquarium

2009 IDSA IDEA Silver Award
Environments • CAS Steinhart Aquarium

2007 AIA Citation Award
Interior Architecture • CAS Transition Facility

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