PCA is an international firm with more than 30 years of experience in designing aquatic life support systems for zoos, aquariums and marine parks. Our involvement begins with initial discussions on the water quality necessary to maintain healthy environment for the animals and continues through detailed design and construction, startup and trouble shooting. Years of experience have given us insight into the tools and behaviors that determine the success of teams and projects.
Our projects include world-class aquariums that have been the cornerstone for tourism and redevelopment projects, marine research laboratories and mammal and whale exhibition stadiums and encounter habitats.
PCA joins your team to insure that intelligence is incorporated into the design and planning effort of your facility and processes are managed to provide the highest value to the client.
Our philosophy is to provide quality, functional designs that result in low operations and maintenance costs, low energy consumption, and a high degree of operating flexibility, while keeping construction costs low.
This philosophy, along with PCA’s commitment to providing outstanding client service, directly benefits our clients as they endeavor to develop quality aquatic facilities.
The professionals of PCA have more than 30 years of experience in the design and construction industry, creating highly innovative concepts, relationships and processes.
The firm’s founder, Paul Cooley, has been a leading designer of life support systems his entire career. His accomplishments include the development of more than 200 integrated aquarium life support systems utilizing some of the most advanced and innovative treatment systems.
Landry Colorado Ocean Journey Upgrade
Lowry Park Zoo Florida Biome
Bermuda Aquarium and Museum
Scripps Institute of Oceanography Aquarium
Xcaret Aquatic Park