+ Pet Friendly Design
Kappe Architects collaborated with Animal Arts of Colorado to design
a $4.8 Million 10,000 square foot animal care facility* for the Town of Truckee.
This animal shelter in the High Sierras is modest in size,
but ambitious in intent. The facility combines animal control
offices with a state-of-the-art animal shelter built around the
idea of providing the best possible humane housing environments
for the animals. High in snow country, we designed the building to
be responsive to local climate extremes. With a compact floor
plan, sheltering roof, and super insulated envelope, the building
provides a respite from the outdoor environs. South-facing animal
spaces and clerestory windows combine to create a structure that
is flooded with daylight and passive solar heating. This
project contains 18 runs, 30 cages, and one treatment room.
video of the animal shelter
soon after it opened in October 2013.
[Click photo above to enlarge]