Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium and Dolphin Expansion

Atlanta, Georgia

The Georgia Aquarium, Inc.

Project Size:
524,000 sq ft


ABC Excellence in Construction Award

Two AGC Build Georgia Awards

Phoenix Award

Pinnacle Award

ENR Southeast Best Cultural Project

ENR Southeast Judges’ Award – Best Overall Project

ABC National Commendation Award

The Georgia Aquarium includes 434 miles of electrical conduit, with redundant power to support these vital systems, and 218 pumps. The aquarium tanks were built to withstand the pressure of 1.3 million gallons of water.

The dolphin expansion consisted of a 1.8 million-gallon exhibit to accommodate up to eleven dolphins and included viewing windows and stadium seating for dolphin shows. The expansion increased the aquarium’s square footage to 524,000 and its total water capacity to 10 million gallons.