Commercial/Office

Idaho Humane Society (IHS) Animal Welfare Campus

The Idaho Humane Society (IHS) opened their new Animal Welfare Campus in October 2019. At approximately 42,000 SF, this new facility  houses about 200 dogs and cats in a state-of-the-art shelter.

CSHQA, with shelter design specialists Jackson & Ryan Architects and engineering design specialists Design Learned, Inc., designed a comprehensive community animal resource center. Key components of the campus include a shelter and adoption center; veterinary medical center and teaching hospital; and humane education center. The areas where the animals are housed are larger than the IHS previously had available. This allows for a more stimulating environment where the animals can socialize in compatible groups or seek seclusion and security, including access to outdoor space. Segregation based on size, age, and activity level helps lessen stress and make animal more comfortable. State-of-the-art engineering and design ensure vastly improve control over temperature, humidity, airflow rates, air treatment, acoustics, and sanitation.

The new facility provides a fun, interactive environment for adoptions, as well as state-of-the-art animal hospital. Future expansion will include trails for walking dogs, an expanded hospital, and animal control.

Awards
City of Boise and BOMA—Building Excellence Award—Excellence in Design: New Commercial
Shop!—Design Silver Award: Service Retailer

Shop! Awards 2020 Design Award Silver Winner: Service Retailer (CSHQA, Inc., Idaho Humane Society - New Animal Welfare Facility)

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At A Glance

LOCATION

  • Boise, Idaho

PRACTICE

COMPLETED

  • 2019

EXPERTISE

Team

John D. Maulin, AIA
ARCHITECT PRINCIPAL / EXECUTIVE VP
Danielle Weaver, AIA
SENIOR ARCHITECT / BOARD OF DIRECTORS / SENIOR ASSOCIATE
Megumi Haus, NCIDQ
INTERIOR DESIGNER II
Kyle D. Hemly, ASLA
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT / SENIOR ASSOCIATE
Jeff T. Ward, PE
CIVIL ENGINEERING MANAGER
John Ziel
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER
Joe Turner
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
Nick Buckley
AIT II

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