Humane Animal Rescue (formerly Animal Rescue League of Western Pennsylvania) moved just a few blocks down the street to their new 34,400 square-foot shelter set on four acres. This site allowed the design team to provide separate entrances for different building functions while leaving plenty of room for a dog park used by the public and volunteer dog walkers. The building merges the industrial brick aesthetic of Pittsburgh with a modern, welcoming adoption gallery. Windows from the adoption gallery into the cat colony and dog real life rooms allow visitors (of all heights) to peek into spaces.

Dogs and puppies have easy access to outdoor yards and plenty of daylight within their housing. Cats stay entertained with a projection wall that displays nature films and natural light from large skylights helps lower stress. Bunnies have their own adoption room to provide appropriate housing for their unique needs.

Project Name

Humane Animal Rescue


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


34,400 Square Feet

What We Did

Interior Architecture & Design