Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation Adoption and Education Center

Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation Adoption and Education Center is an “interactive” educational facility designed to promote a positive interaction between people and animals. The project is designed as a campus of three buildings in a garden setting. The facilities include 1) the Core Building which houses the Spay/Neuter Clinic, Animal Holding, Adoption Center, Multi-Use Room, Learning Center and support services; 2) the Pavilion which will be used as a Training facility/multi-purpose space; and 3) a Storage Building. The Core Building features a 4,500 SF exhibition area around which adoptable animals, classrooms, video displays and animal exhibits are organized. This exhibition area is conceived as a “gathering” space capable of supporting a myriad of programs ranging from large classes to fundraisers. The exterior landscape areas feature a public donor park, courtyards, pedestrian paths and dog exercise yards.

Facts & Figures

Location
WALNUT CREEK, California

Category
Animal Care Facilities

Size

37,700 sf – three building on 6 acre site

Cost

$7.4 million

Services

Programming, Master Planning, Architecture, Interiors

Completed

2003

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