Aquarium Planning with Tenji

The power of preparation.

Tenji PlanningEvery beautiful aquarium begins with a brilliant plan. At Tenji, we are so committed to effective project planning that we named our company for our organizing philosophy: the Japanese concept of tenji. This way of working charts a clear course through complex challenges and that is precisely what our aquarium planning services can do for you. We don’t just design your dream aquarium. We show you how to turn it into a dramatic aquatic display—on time and on budget.

Whether you are considering a new exhibit expansion, revamping an old exhibit, or building a new facility, custom built aquariums require extensive financial, logistical, and engineering expertise. Because we offer the complete spectrum of aquarium services in-house, Tenji project planning can draw on over 100 years of combined hands-on experience. Our clients know they can count on us for accurate estimates, innovative and cost-effective design, site evaluation, strategic scheduling, financial insight, LEED and regulatory compliance, reliable materials and species sourcing, value engineering, and so much more.

Our clients also appreciate Tenji’s commitment to effective communication. Your personal project planner is always just a phone call away. Our design and drafting team can quickly model ideas and inspirations in 2D and 3D. Our aquatic engineers use clear, conversational language to describe highly  technical concepts, and our aquarium installers and LSS fabrication shop can customize or refine every element to perfection. And when unexpected circumstances or opportunities arise, we always adapt. Tenji can field talented teams of designers, engineers, and planners anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice.

At Tenji, when we take on a custom made aquarium planning project we take responsibility. Our powerful preparation keeps even the most complicated projects on time and on budget, all while exceeding expectations.


Clear direction. Smooth sailing. To commit to a course of action with confidence, call 831.401.9951 to talk to Tenji.