If good design benefits people, why would it also not benefit animals?
In addition to designing for clients, my passion is the impact of design on animal welfare. I research the history and current conditions of animal facilities, including animal shelters, animal sanctuaries, farms, zoos, and scientific facilities. I am constantly asking questions:
- What is the purpose of the space?
- Why are the conditions as they are?
- How is the design serving the purpose of the space?
- How can we improve the conditions for the animals and the people involved?
- What resources may be available to support these efforts?
I strongly believe that we can all contribute to our communities in ways that are meaningful to us, and this research is my lifetime work.
To see the largest and most stunning collection of animal photos ever created, visit The Photo Ark by Joel Sartore.
To learn more about animal shelter design, explore Animal Sheltering, a website and magazine published by The Humane Society of the United States.
To explore how design can impact vulnerable (human) populations to transform lives, read more about Rural Studio and the incredible work they do in Alabama.
To explore the ideas behind my ideal animal shelter, view my presentation outlining an intersection between animal adoption and design.
To find a Bailey of your own, visit petfinder to start your search.