Barkitecture 2019: HH Architecture Takes Home People’s Choice Award

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On Saturday, October 5th HH Architecture sponsored and participated in the 2019 Barkitecture competition, an annual event hosted by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Triangle Chapter. The goal of this fun and friendly competition is to create a unique, pet inspired design that is auctioned off to support furry friends all over the Triangle.

Competing against many unique projects, HH Architecture took home the People’s Choice Award for our TLC dog house design. Our concept was focused on TLC – train, lounge and connect. Designed to be flexible and adaptable, the inspiration came from the A-Frame agility ramp. Our project was conceptualized and led by HH Architecture staff members Eric Mura and Jackson Kiel and designed by our 2019 summer interns. Design iterations were developed, layered and synthesized until a comprehensive, team-based solution was reached. Eric and Jackson worked to build the dog house by hand, bringing it to life for the competition.

The finished design provided an interactive space for pets and their owners, whether they’re full of energy or ready for a nap. We wanted to create a dog house that enhanced the time a pet and their owner spend together, and everyone knows, HH Architecture loves a little TLC with our pups!

All proceeds from the event went this year’s charity partner – Hope Animal Rescue. Hope Animal Rescue is a nonprofit organization committed to improving the lives of stray and abandoned pets in North Carolina by promoting compassionate and humane treatment of all pets. Learn about how you can help support Hope Animal Rescue by donating, volunteering, adopting and fostering here.