Main Street News

Henkel's leaf-tailed gecko

Main Street Design is proud to have been selected by the Riverbanks Zoo & Garden in Columbia, South Carolina to provide interpretive planning and design for a comprehensive transformation and expansion of the Zoo’s Aquarium and Reptile Center. The new project, designed by GLMV Zoos, will reposition the ARC guest experience as a living laboratory for conservation action and research, with a focus on ongoing Riverbanks Zoo initiatives around coral colonies of the Florida Reef Tract, and... Read More

Nature’s Neighborhoods at Zoo New England’s Franklin Park Zoo was recently recognized with a design award by the American Society of Landscape Architects' Florida Chapter which will be presented during their Design Awards Gala in Orlando on November 6th. Michael Mercadante will be attending the ceremony with Sally Coyle of Coyle & Caron.

Main Street Design is honored to have closely collaborated on this project with Sally, as well as Zoo New England staff, Adirondack... Read More

Main Street is in the process of finishing Schematic Design for the Montana Heritage Center, a new 50,000sf state history museum in the capitol, Helena. Our work involves a strong collaborative relationship with the Montana Historical Society's project team and with the project architects, Montana-based Cushing Terrell, who have contributed high energy and innovative thinking to the project. Click... Read More

Main Street’s President, Michael Mercadante, will be a featured speaker at the popular On the Boards session of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums 2020 annual conference. Every year, this highly selective session showcases innovative exhibit projects that are still in the design or construction stages.

Michael will join Gretchen Zeigler, Director of the Sequoia Park Zoo in Eureka, California, and Becca Hanson, Principal at Studio Hanson|Roberts, to discuss our... Read More

Nature’s Neighborhoods at Zoo New England’s Franklin Park Zoo has recently been recognized with design awards by both the Boston Society of Landscape Architects and the American Society of Landscape Architects' Florida Chapter.

The Boston jury chose Nature’s Neighborhoods for a Design Merit Award for “the way this project provides a nice counterbalance to traditional zoos with animals in cages. The interesting custom structures and lush plantings create a great... Read More

Run of the River, Main Street’s new permanent exhibition for the Maymont Nature Center in Richmond, Virginia finally opens on July 2nd after being delayed for three months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Visitors will be able to explore the amazing biodiversity of the James River. Click here to read more about the details... Read More