Milton Animal Shelter - Rauhaus Freedenfeld & Associates, LLP Architects

Milton Animal Shelter – Milton, MA

Just nine miles south of Boston, the Town of Milton in Massachusetts will be constructing a new animal shelter nestled into the wooded hills that surround Granite Links Golf Club. This 5,100 SF gem will incorporate adoption and surrender services, a spay/neuter clinic, humane education programs, and an animal control department, all to serve the community’s 27,000 people. The building is sited to face the access road and insulate adjacent residents from the majority of shelter operations. Generous fenced exercise yards and access to walking trails complement the full range of services provided within the shelter facility. Standing seam metal roofing, expressed timber framing, painted clapboard siding, and stone banding create an exterior palate that is clean, contemporary, and harmonious with the Town’s historic colonial character. Clerestory windows above a "catio" bring sunlight and warmth into the southeast-facing entry, waiting area, and communal cat play room.

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