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"Charles Delbeek is recognized as one of the foremost experts on the design of living reef exhibits and he was recruited very early in the design of the Georgia Aquarium's 160,000 gallon Pacific Barrier Reef exhibit.There are few people in the world with Charles' knowledge and experience in the design of very large living coral reef aquarium systems, and he became one of the principle architects in the design of this new exhibit. Charles joined this project with enthusiasm and contributed excellent solutions for difficult design challenges."

Dr. Bruce Carlson
Vice President for Education and Research
Georgia Aquarium


"JCD Consulting was enlisted to help guide the development of our 180,000 gallon Philippine Coral Reef exhibit and associated gallery. The breadth of Charles Delbeek's experience and vision had a dramatic, positive impact on this process. Charles interacted efficiently and professionally with our design team, aquarium biologists and other partners and it was a real pleasure to work along side him on such a vibrant and exciting project!"

Bart Shepherd
Curator, Steinhart Aquarium


"Thinc Design was fortunate to have the deep knowledge of living corals of Charles Delbeek as a resource in the design of the new Steinhart Aquarium. The new Philippine Coral Reef Gallery will owe much to Charles' participation in the design process. Charles embodies an unusually strong combination of scientific knowledge, practical aquarium experience, and communication skills; I look forward to working with him in the future."

Michael Shakespear
Project Director
Thinc Design


"Having JCD Consulting working with us on our 2000 gallon Fijian Reef display was extremely helpful and reassuring. Charles Delbeek's expert knowledge safe guarded the museum from making mistakes and from loosing fish and invertebrates. I would highly recommend that aquarium design teams, architects and husbandry folks bring Charles into the planning stages of an aquarium build. Thanks Charles for your visit to London, rapid responses, time and guidance!"

Kerwin Porter
Former Aquarium Curator
Horniman Museum and Gardens, London, UK


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