Heritage Humane Society – Williamsburg, VA


Located in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, the original Project Program called for a 22,000 square foot, two-level animal shelter. The photographs below demonstrate rfa's ability to value engineer a Project in order to meet a specific budget. The animal shelter is home to the Heritage Humane Society and James City County Animal Control. The shelter is designed to be built in three phases. Phase 1, depicted below consisting of approximately 9,000 SF, includes separate runs for adoptable dogs and stray dogs and adoptable cats and stray cats. An “Interactive Corridor” runs through the center of the facility as an internal spine. The Interactive Corridor provides educational opportunities for the public to learn about adoption, proper pet care, to view selected animals, to help enhance and facilitate adoption and in general, to make visiting the shelter a fun and enjoyable experience. Functioning as bright, sun-filled anchors at either end of the Interactive Corridor, a sky-lit indoor/outdoor exercise yard is provided for the dogs at one end and a sky-lit cat play and socialization porch is provided at the other end. Phase 2 will include Administrative Offices and a Spay/Neuter Clinic on the Second Floor.

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