The South Carolina Aquarium is located in beautiful and historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina. With over 5,000 animals, their mission is to inspire conservation of the natural world by exhibiting and caring for animals, by excelling in education and research and by providing an exceptional visitor experience.
The $60M South Carolina Aquarium is a 90,000 SF, three story building with a waterfront location on the Charleston Harbor.
The aquarium contains multiple concrete tanks of various sizes that were built on-site, including a 15,000-gallon Carolina Seas tank that houses a vast collection of colorful fish found around reef habitats off the coast. Gathering spaces include a lobby, retail shops, meeting rooms, a gallery, and numerous exhibit and administrative spaces.
This project was completed as 4SE, Inc., prior to joining EM Structural in 2021
Location: Charleston, SC
Square Footage: 90,000
Number of Floors: 3