The Atlanta Humane Society is a 150-year old, no-kill sheltering organization, with more than 100,000 animal-care touchpoints each year with their community. This headquarters facility
replaces an aging building in Midtown Atlanta, with a new shelter on a five-acre campus, with room to grow. The new building is so much more efficient with programs and square footage that it is 20,000 square feet smaller than the building it replaced.

The shelter was designed in collaboration with Croft Architects and features Fear FreeĀ® animal housing for dogs and cats. Dogs are housed to reduce overstimulation, allow for enrichment
in and out of their housing, and improve their adoptability. Galleries are provided to view dogs from outside their kennel areas. This cuts down on stress for both visitors and the dogs.

Cats are housed in their own private area, far away from dogs, with enrichments, views, and access to the outside.

The shelter also contains space for new and expanding programs to serve the community, including foster care for animals, resources to help keep pets in their loving homes, outreach and education, and behavior enrichment and training programs. The second floor of the building includes an auditorium with a terrace for hosting programs and community events.

The veterinary clinic sets a high bar for shelter medicine, and offers surgery, dental, medical treatment, ICU, and medical isolation.

Project Name

Atlanta Humane Society – Arthur M. Blank Family Animal Center


Atlanta, Georgia


39,745 Square Feet

What We Did

Organization-wide Needs Assessment, Animal Care Architecture & Design