San Diego Animal Facility
San Diego, California
Our firm was retained separately by both San Diego County and the San Diego Humane Society with the intention of constructing two different facilities on separate sites. After developing programs for each facility, we proposed an alternative organizational arrangement whereby both clients would co-locate on the same site. Following evaluations of site throughout the area, a decision was reached to construct on the current Animal Control 'Central'site. Our design provides a 3-phase project which allowed Sand Diego County Animal Control to operate on the existing site (Phase I) while their new facility was completed. Phase II included demolition of the existing facility, completing separate facilities, the two organizations share classrooms and a unique, public intake facility operated by staff from both facilities. In addition, a common entry courtyard creates a sense of unity around which is organized all the main public entrances. The County Animal Control facility houses 149 dogs and 151 cats. The San Diego Humane Society features a full service clinic, extensive humane education classrooms and state-of-the-art Dog and Cat Adoption Habitats with a focus on socialization and training.