Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region Vet Clinic Renovation and Addition

Colorado Springs

Award of Merit

Submitted by: GE Johnson

Owner: Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region

Lead Design Firm: Animal Arts

General Contractor: GE Johnson

Civil Engineer: Kimley-Horn

Structural Engineer: JVA Consulting Engineers

MEP Engineer: 20/20 Engineering

Electrical: AE Design

When this animal shelter was experiencing capacity issues and needed renovations and additions, the Humane Society turned to GE Johnson without a bidding process thanks to an already established relationship from a past renovation and ongoing volunteer work.

This $5.4-million project spans 20,000 sq ft. Work included updating the lobby, doubling the available housing for cats and adding 50 kennels for dogs. It also created a new intake area and a partial basement with space for long-term residents.

Sitework included the expansion of the dog walk area as well as the construction of a shelter for chickens, goats, llamas, horses and other livestock. The project adds an additional 2,700 sq ft to the existing clinic, pushing it out to 8,000 total sq ft, with new dental, surgery, ICU, recovery and exam rooms.

Clinic operations had to continue uninterrupted while construction took place. To do this, an emptied meeting room was transformed into a temporary clinic, into which the client moved within one weekend. Exam tables were brought into the new space so staff could still perform surgeries and exams during construction.