JEFFERSON COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER
TC Architects collaborated with the Jefferson County Humane Society, Animal Shelter, citizens and commissioners, to provide a new shelter for the County’s homeless pets. This 6,900 square foot facility was designed to house over 90 animals and includes 46 runs. The shelter now provides an isolation area, medical treatment room, grooming suite, and a “get acquainted” room. These functional spaces are supported by areas which include: food prep, laundry, staff area, administrative offices, and a community multipurpose room.
Geothermal heating and cooling was used to reduce the life-cycle fuel cost of the facility. Natural light in the animal areas reduces the need for artificial lighting and lowers electricity costs.