City of Coronado, CA  

This animal care facility is a one-story, completely enclosed structure of just 3,390 SF.  Adjacent to the Coronado Ferry Landing Marketplace, the building consists primarily of interior kennels and community cat rooms, with administrative areas, an attached garage, and technical support and storage.  The building includes an examination/treatment room, dog and cat quarantine rooms, holding rooms, as well as food preparation and grooming spaces.  The public portion of the building includes three cat community rooms, and seven dog adoption rooms, allowing visitors to view and interact with the animals.

The building site required sensitivity to city view corridors, as well as a fault zone, and residential and commercial neighbors.  The design involves noise and odor mitigation, and earned a LEED Gold certification.  The building design provides a dynamic civic function within a unique beach community.  The project was also awarded the 2010 American Public Works Association San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter Public Works Project of the Year Award, in the category of Sustainable/Green Design.