Year: 2008
Award Type: Citation Award
Territory: SCE Territory
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Owner: City of Los Angeles
Developer: City of Los Angeles
Architect: Barton Choy, AIA, ChoyAssociates
Square Footage: 74,200
Budget: $8.1 million
Type of Building:
Other
Award Credit:

Associate Architect

Tracy A. Stone Architect

Engineer

Kanda & Tso

Landscape Architect

Cornerstone Studios

General Contractor

Sinanian Development, Inc.

Consultant

Tracy A Stone Architect; Gotama Engineers; CTG Energetics, Inc.; Gillette Associates; Ashba Engineers; C2S; Sylvia Tidwell & Calvin Abe; Shimahara Graphics

Photography

Lawrence Anderson

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North Central Animal Services Center - Photo Credit: Lawrence Anderson

North Central Animal Services Center

The North Central Animal Services Center underwent an $8.1 million expansion including 74,200 square feet for 170 outdoor dog kennels, various small animal holding facilities, a detached behavioral assessment room and new training yards. The facility that was originally an animal warehouse is now a sustainable and energy-efficient community center focused on facilitating successful animal adoptions.

During the construction of the expanded facility, 95 percent of the construction waste generated was diverted from the landfill and recycled or reused. A new curved wall organizes and integrates the existing building with the new exterior kennels, the new parking lots, the behavioral assessment room and the landscape. The wall is clad in locally salvaged redwood siding, and serves as a visible symbol of the facility’s commitment to sustainability. Canopies with building integrated photovoltaic panels (BIPV) alternate with translucent panels to shade the new kennel aisles. These canopies generate enough electricity to power the entire facility.

The jurors commented that this is the best example of a demonstration project which achieves significant energy savings. They were most impressed by the idea of taking a shelter that typically is bare minimum, and creating a well-integrated, sustainable and efficient facility that now serves as a community and social gathering center.

The project received LEED® Silver Certification from the US Green Building Council.

    Notable Accomplishments

  • LEED® Silver Certification from the US Green Building Council.

Award Credit

Associate Architect

Tracy A. Stone Architect

Engineer

Kanda & Tso

Landscape Architect

Cornerstone Studios

General Contractor

Sinanian Development, Inc.

Consultant

Tracy A Stone Architect; Gotama Engineers; CTG Energetics, Inc.; Gillette Associates; Ashba Engineers; C2S; Sylvia Tidwell & Calvin Abe; Shimahara Graphics

Photography

Lawrence Anderson

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