Harper partnered with Southern Mechanical Inc. (Mechanical and Plumbing) and Walker & Whiteside, Inc. (Electrical) to provide the MEP design and construction for the demolition, construction and reﬁt of a 9,000 SF warehouse to a Animal Clinic and Adoption Services facility for the Greenville Humane Society. The facility possesses an extensive eight-zone climate control HVAC system, with separate positive services for two surgical suites, and quarantine room. AV systems are located throughout the facility and the auditorium is upfitted with the latest in Multi-Media technology.
Tremendous teamwork and careful attention were given throughout the design process that continued during the construction activities to enhance the care for the animals, to encourage the excitement of the volunteers and staff, and to welcome visitors as soon as they drive up. The team desired to design a contemporary yet classic structure that would attract not only future pet owners, but current ones as well. The large open space and bigger than life graphics provide an exciting place to ﬁnd the perfect pet and allow the public to learn more about how to support the efforts of the Humane Society.
The project was completed within the scheduling requirements and within the overall construction budget ﬁgures. The Greenville Humane Society project received the 2011 AIA Greenville Design Merit Award.