Lake Norman Humane
In 2018 Lake Norman Humane purchased an existing 18,000 SF pre-engineered metal building on approx. six acres located on Highway 21 in Mooresville, NC. We proceeded with both a building condition assessment and space needs program for the growing animal adoption center.
From the building assessment we quickly determined the interior layout and all systems would need to be replaced, giving the design team and owner clean shell in which to work. We determined what the adoption center needed and had a budget to finish approximately 12,000sf and hold the remaining 6,000sf for future growth or a potential compatible tenant. We designed a generous lobby for adoption days and events to take place in, along with food storage close to the front door for those in need. Cats and kitten areas are located within sight of the lobby, while dog and puppies are located away from the felines in their own spaces. We provided space for approx. 40 felines and 65 dogs and puppies for adoption. Other areas of the project include an intake/surrender lobby and holding spaces, administration space, grooming area and a future, 1000 SF clinic space. The grand opening of this no-kill animal shelter was June 2019.