General Service Building Retaining Wall at the Smithsonian National Zoo
EverGreene decorative artisans painted the General Service Building Retaining Wall at the National Zoo Park. Our artists used Keim paint to transform the cast concrete; making it appear like the stone walls in nearby Rock Creek Park. Decorative painters carefully blended colors to create a custom, hyper-realistic stone façade for the 900-foot-long retaining wall. After applying the base coat, five different colors and a multitude of painting techniques, including glazing and stippling, were implemented to mimic the appearance of real stone. To finish the project, artisans sealed the formwork with Keim Concretal dilution and Keim Lazur. The project was honored with an award by the Washington Building Congress in March, 2015.
Hensel Phelps Construction