Lancaster County’s current 1,500 SF animal shelter was unable to sustain the demands of their growing animal population, so the county sought architectural and planning services from McMillan Pazdan Smith for a new shelter facility. The project scope included three phases of services: 1.) analysis to determine shelter requirements and needs; 2.) conceptual, preliminary, and detailed design, including structural, civil, and MEP+FP engineering; 3.) construction administration and monitoring. McMillan Pazdan Smith worked closely with the county to identify shelter needs during the assessment phase and that collaboration has continued through project design and construction.
The new shelter will have approximately 6,000 SF of heated space and 11,000 SF of space under roof, allowing for additional expansion of the facility if needed. The facility will also include dog adoption runs, intake runs and cages, lobby / retail area, adoption rooms, staff office areas, veterinary facilities, and full fire protection and security systems.