The late probate judge of Hale County approached Rural Studio in mid 2005 asking to provide the design and labor for an animal shelter. The county had a legal obligation to provide an animal shelter, but insufficient resources to build one. Four students designed and built the animal shelter, as well as compiling information about its administration for the county. The roof structure is a lamella system that uses off-the-shelf dimensional lumber to construct a large span.
Hale County Animal Shelter
5th Year Project
Awards & Media
Honorable Mention, Civic Category
World Architecture Foundation | Barcelona, Spain | 2008 | Andrew Freear, Connelly Farr, Julieta Collart, Lana Farkas, Jeffrey Bazzell | Hale County Animal Shelter
Sweet Home Alabama for Stray Dogs
Architectural Record | magazine | David Sokol | May 2008
Jeff Bazzell, Julieta Collart, Lana Farkas, Connely Farr
The roof structure is a lamella system that uses off-the-shelf dimensional lumber to construct a large span.