Guest, Nevin Lash

Guest Name: 
Nevin Lash
Nevin Lash
Guest Occupation: 
Landscape Architect, co-founder and Principal at Ursa International
Guest Biography: 

Trained as a Landscape Architect, Nevin is co-founder and Principal at Ursa International, a zoo design firm that he and his wife, Gail, established in 1994 in Atlanta, Georgia. Nevin works in a variety of settings, from Zoos to Nature Parks and Animal Sanctuaries all over the world.  Design goals are to improve conditions for captive wildlife and to give visitors an authentic experience of these animals, while educating them on the animal’s intrinsic value.  He has designed over 50 major projects for over 30 institutions in the US and 12 other countries, such as Italy, Jamaica, South Korea, Madagascar and Uganda.  He is currently designing a new Elephant Habitat for Zoo Atlanta in the zoo’s first land expansion in 30 years. He believes that zoos and aquariums can be seen as Places of Peace.