The Atlanta Humane Society's delayed purchase of the building site, combined with a previously scheduled grand-opening fundraising event, gave Rogers Construction just four months in which to convert an existing auto dealership into an animal adoption and spay-neuter clinic facility.
Architectural firm Bacon Group, which specializes in animal shelter design, utilized the existing building's high-volume ceilings and tall walls in the animal control areas to eliminate the need for secondary ceilings, thereby improving air circulation for the animals. Acoustical panels were installed to control noise, and the building's open layout was compartmentalized to keep dogs and cats separated. Despite the delayed start, the project was completed on schedule.
Owner: Atlanta Humane Society, SPCA of Georgia Inc.
Contractor: Rogers Construction Co., Lawrenceville, Ga.
Designer: Bacon Group, Clearwater, Fla.
Structural Engineer: Master Consulting Engineers, Tampa
MEP Engineer: AHA Consulting Engineers, Atlanta
Submitted by Bacon Group