Opened in October 2019, 7 years after it was originally envisioned, this shelter is designed to provide a warm atmosphere for 65 dogs, 55 cats, and other small animals. As the facility is heavily trafficked and requires frequent cleaning, metal was an obvious choice to reduce Operations & Maintenance budget impacts.
Genuine Steelscape steel was chosen for metal siding, roofing, and soffits to add visual interest, durability and for cost-effectiveness from both an environmental and capital cost perspective. To help convey the warm, fun, and inviting atmosphere, a bright custom yellow “Tuscan Sun” was chosen by a public forum. This was used in conjunction with contrasting Zinc Gray siding and roofing. This bright, modern color scheme blends well with the mixed-use of wood and brick to create a dramatic, contemporary design.
Architect: Eric Whole and Carolyn Natividad, LDA Partners
General Contractor: Robert E Boyer, Inc.