Georgia Aquarium

Atlanta, GA
  • 400,000 sq ft
  • $290 million
  • 4 stories
  • Completed in 2005

Structural Features

  • The long-term effects of corrosion on concrete and steel structures were addressed to provide the lifespan necessary for such a monumental public facility.
  • The complexity and sheer size of the exhibit tanks required forming and construction solutions beyond that of conventional construction methods and materials.
  • The concrete tanks are designs per ACI 350 for water tightness and durability.
  • Long-span steel roof trusses were utilized over the exhibit tanks for full access to tank perimeter for animal husbandry needs.
  • The project was completed on time and on budget.  Since the grand opening in 2005, Uzun + Case has been the structural engineer for numerous expansion and renovations at the aquarium, including the Dolphin Theater and the Predator Exhibit.


"With the commitment and dedication of Uzun + Case in the structural role, this $290 million project came to life in a remarkable 30 months, resulting in the world’s largest aquarium facility."



National Honor Award, 2007
American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)

State Award, 2007
American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)

State Award, 2017
Georgia Engineering Alliance (GEA) 

1st Place Award, Special Structures Category, 2005
Structural Engineers Association of Georgia (SEAOG)