East Bay SPCA

The East Bay SPCA (formerly Oakland SPCA) is nationally recognized as the project which changed the course of Animal Care Design – moving the building type from the “Dog Pound” to a humane, people oriented facility which supports the needs of animals and humans alike. The project includes interior remodeling to the original 1957 facility and a new Adoption Center addition intended to showcase the organization’s increased public adoption goals. The building includes a reconfigured veterinary clinic and animal surrender facility, replacement of the facility’s exterior dog runs with 21 new interior holding runs, a public Adoption and Education Center and administrative offices. The Adoption Center features a central atrium-style public area, which in addition to the display of adoption animals, includes educational displays, a classroom, get-acquainted rooms and a small retail store. The project was made possible by the first “Maddie’s” grant by Dave Duffield.

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Facts & Figures

Oakland, California

Animal Care Facilities


102,739 sf – 2.4 acres


$383 million


Programing, Master Planning, Architecture, Interiors



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