Lake Norman Humane
In 2018, Lake Norman Humane purchased an existing 18,000 square foot pre-engineered metal building on approximately six acres located in Mooresville, NC. They were already "Thinking Outside the Box!". 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 a clean shell in which to work. We determined the specific needs of the adoption center, and were given a budget to finish approximately 12,000 square feet and hold the remaining 6,000 square feet for future growth or a potential compatible tenant. We designed a generous lobby to provide space for adoption days and special events, with an adjacent education/meeting room to serve the community. 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. Plans for the shelter also provided for an intake/surrender lobby and holding spaces, administration space, grooming area and a future, 1,000 square feet to be used as clinic space. The grand opening of this beautiful animal shelter was June 2019.