The Birmingham Botanical Gardens Conservatory was manufactured by Lord & Burnham and opened to the public in 1963. Invaluable for education, the Conservatory helps BBG communicate the need for natural resource conservation. Phase One of a major renovation to the conservatory complex, with an emphasis on structural and mechanical upgrades, began in 2012. RAS designed the future permanent exhibits, which will be installed as funding allows. Themes of water, conservation, and story-telling are woven through artful displays, engaging features, and beautiful plant collections. The Concept Design Report includes cost projections and graphics to help guide the fundraising process.