Sea World San Antonio is the largest of the three marine mammal, oceanarium and animal themed parks in the U.S. In 2009, KNRG Architects had the exciting opportunity to design a new attraction for the San Antonio park, Dining with Shamu. The attraction concept would combine a dining experience with the orca whales and continued education about these mammals. From life sized statues of killer whales to an interactive fact wall to a mosaic world map indicating orca habitats, the path to the dining area is packed with information. The dining area is along two sides of the pool area giving all guests a spectacular view of the whales’ pool. Continuing with the ocean experience, KNRG created blue undulating, wave like, hard-roofed canopies over the dining area. A coordinating building with a similar undulating style roof contains a buffet house for guests, a fully functioning kitchen, outside access to bathrooms and a delivery area. The innovation of this ocean themed Sea World design indicates KNRG’s attention to detail heightening the customer encounter through this attraction.