The new San Luis Obispo County Animal Shelter is a joint project between the County and 10 independent cities within the county. The new design incorporates a facade and architectural style that resonates with the Central Coast aesthetic and creates spaces that are both friendly and inviting. The design utilizes simple forms at the entry building to designate the natural entry feature. The north facing exposure minimizes solar heat gain while opening the entry to natural lighting, reducing the overall energy footprint. The front entry houses the public space such as the lobby, multi-purpose space, and public animal housing areas.
Jackson & Ryan Architects worked with LDA Partners to create this new animal services facility complete with a state-of-the-art veterinary clinic, dog runs, outside play areas for dogs and cats, a rabbit yard, and habitats for exotic animals.