South Carolina Aquarium & Marine Science Center

Charleston, South Carolina

This 85,000 sq. ft. 3-level facility has over 65 exhibits and aquatic habitats for visitor viewing. The main exhibits feature a multilevel shark tank, a forest habitat with river otters, and a salt marsh aviary with a protected visitor pathway for close-up alligator viewing. The building’s HVAC mechanical systems consist of humidity control and special heat exchanges to regulate temperatures of the aquariums and exhibits.