Summer interns begin pro bono architectural project

Summer interns begin pro bono architectural project

Friday, June 17, 2016

Hastings+Chivetta is joining the Open Door Animal Sanctuary in its Reaching New Heights campaign, a fundraising campaign to allow the shelter to replace and renovate existing, obsolete structures. The firm is providing pro-bono architectural and interior design services for Phase 2 of the campaign, which will include building a new Second Chance indoor facility addition, a new Second Chance outdoor area and a Kitty City sunroom addition. The current Second Chance area houses formerly feral cats and cats and their nursing kittens.

Hastings+Chivetta’s four summer interns – Cameron Strickland (Kansas State University), Ed Falkowski (Washington University), Tom Florent (University of Kansas) and Sarvagya Bhargava (University of Kansas) – have visited Open Door, and will spend the next several weeks brainstorming and designing this new two-story space, which will serve as the new front door to the shelter. The indoor addition will house veterinarian clinics, offices, a conference room and possibly an adoption center.

The interns, under the guidance of Hastings+Chivetta architects, will create exterior and interior renderings and floor plans that Open Door will be able to showcase when fundraising for the capital campaign.

Located in House Springs, Open Door Animal Sanctuary is the largest no kill animal shelter in the state of Missouri and four surrounding states. They provide a home to more than 400 cats and dogs. Their mission is to provide these animals with the highest quality of life and a second chance to find a forever home. Since its founding in 1975, Open Door has helped more than 100,000 cats and dogs.