Harbor Animal Shelter, Los Angeles
Client: City of Los Angeles
Size: 23,500 sq/ft
Project Type: Public
The Harbor Animal Services Center, located in the San Pedro area of Los Angeles, is a facility providing medical treatment, training, animal control, licensing, spay and neuter, euthanasia and adoption services to the local community. Part of a bond measure program established to meet and update the growing animal services needs of the City, the facility is envisioned as a new paradigm in response to the program. The architectural solution intends to create an exploratory, diverse, didactic experience through the creation of a landscaped “campus”, dispersing and organizing program across the site. The building masses and landscape, framing exterior spaces, intend to foster an interactive, personal experience between visitors and animals at the shelter.