This facility provides a home for shelter animals who are waiting for a new home. Design features include kennels which have access to a large outside terrain park where the animals can get exercise as well as various care and education spaces within the facility. The site for this project was particularly challenging and required that the entire building be supported by a structural slab on grade which posed numerous challenges. The mechanical systems were specially designed for the animal's well-being. This project met the vision of the client as a care center for shelter animals as well as an education facility for the public. The client has noticed increased adoption rates as a result of this facility and is proud to see their vision for the project realized.