THE PAS ANIMAL SHELTER
Year: 2017, Feasibility Study
Location: The Pas, MB
Client: The Pas & Area Animal Shelter Inc.
The Town of The Pas had been without an animal shelter for a decade, leading to significant concern for the health and well-being of homeless animals within the town and surrounding area. BCA had the exciting opportunity to work with the community of The Pas to design a new animal shelter that would not only provide a safe home for stray cats and dogs, but would also act as a welcome gathering space for all members of the community.
The building is low-maintenance, accessible and utilizes an unoccupied site, surrounded by plentiful green space close to schools, seniors' residences and recreation centres. Through the careful use of glazing and program layout, a luminous, inviting space is created at the front of the building. With views into both the dog and cat rooms, this open area is well-suited to visiting furry friends. Spaces for new arrivals and neo-natal care are strategically placed at the back of the building, where animals can benefit from a more private environment.