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Helen Woodward Animal Center

This rebuild of the long-standing Helen Woodward Animal Center achieves a sense of harmony with its history and surroundings. Operating on its 12-acre grounds in Rancho Santa Fe since 1972, the building now takes cues from the agricultural and ranching history of its environment, featuring uncomplicated and classic barn-like forms. Roll-up doors connecting to courtyards and outside areas with large windows and high ceilings bring bright natural lighting and a sense of flow between the indoors and outdoors. The center is simultaneously functional and welcoming, creating a useable sanctuary for both pets and people.

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  • Project Address:

    6461 El Apajo, Rancho Santa Fe

    Project Owner/Developer:

    Helen Woodward Animal Center

    Project Architect/Designer:

    Studio E Architects

    Image Credit:

    Scott Bennion (Bycor)

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