The Humane Society of Missouri, a national leader in animal welfare, recently celebrated the grand opening of its new Best Buddy Adoption Center and Animal Medical Center of Mid-America in Maryland Heights. The facility sets a new standard in the care and rehabilitation of abused, neglected and abandoned companion animals.
The 44,000-square-foot facility is located on the corner of Page Avenue and Schuetz Road and replaces the Humane Society of Missouri’s previous location in Maryland Heights. The new building includes the Best Buddy Adoption Center, state-of-the-art Animal Medical Center of Mid-America and Community Education Center. Architecturally, the facility was built with incredible attention to detail in order to meet the specific needs of the animals, veterinarians, staff and community residents who use the Humane Society of Missouri services.
In order to accomplish its lofty goals, the building had to embody a welcoming ambience to symbolize a place of refuge and rehabilitation for animals in the community. Specific features include a custom pyramidal skylight, offering natural light during the day and lighting the sky at night, as well as an interior design that fosters a caring and client-focused experience to allow a rethinking of the pet adoption process. The Animal Medical Center of Mid-America also includes the latest technology, such as digital imaging and laser treatment devices, two surgical suites, a physical therapy center and a triage and treatment center for rescued and injured animals.
The following teams contributed to the design and execution of the Humane Society of Missouri’s Best Buddy Adoption Center and Animal Medical Center of Mid-America, which opened April 25, 2017:
o Kuhlmann Design Group, Inc. – Architecture, Interior Design, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Plumbing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, & Electrical Engineering
o Randy Burkett Lighting Design – Lighting Design
o Dermody & Associates – Landscape Architecture
o Holland Construction Services – General Contractor