Minnesota Valley Humane Society
This project included the programming, research, and design phases for this 29,000 square foot animal care, adoption, and education facility. The lower level of the building includes different kennel styles for dogs, cats, and small animals designed uniquely for adoption, holding, and isolation functions. The main floor consists of education, animal intake, retail, lobby, exam rooms, and surgery suites as well as support spaces such as storage.
The building exterior is designed with a Prairie School influence to provide an inviting, comfortable image while still using durable, low maintenance finishes. The interiors will include colored-hardened concrete flooring and masonry walls at animal locations while softening the detailing for the customer areas. Finally, the project has been developed with sustainable design features throughout.