East Bay SPCA

Oakland, California

The East Bay SPCA (formerly Oakland SPCA) is nationally recognized as the project which changed the course of Animal Care Design, moving the building type from the "Dog Pound" to a humane, people-oriented facility which supports the needs of animals and humans alike. The project includes interior remodeling to the original 1957 facility and a new Adoption Center addition intended to showcase the organization's increased public adoption goals. The building includes a reconfigured veterinary clinic and animal surrender facility, replacement of the facility's exterior dog runs with 21 new interior holding runs, a public Adoption and Education Center and administrative offices. The Adoption Center features a central atrium style public area, which in addition to the display of adoption animals, includes educational displays, a classroom, get-acquainted  rooms and a small retail store. The project was made possible by the first "Maddie's" grant by Dave Duffield.