Memphis Humane Society

Employees of TRO Jung|Brannen’s Memphis office, now brg3s, designed a standalone facility for the Memphis Humane Society. Situated on a four-acre site overlooking Shelby Farms, a large suburban agricultural park, this animal adoption center doubles the organization’s usable space to 20,500 square feet and accommodates twice the number of animals. The new location takes advantage of the demographics of the surrounding community, strategic in the adoption of a greater number of animals and the recruitment of more volunteers.

Corrugated metal, rough masonry block and brick, a standing seam metal roof, and stained polished concrete flooring are all materials that play off of the surrounding agricultural setting. These components have long-term durability, and the design uses these materials in a more sophisticated manner.

The building itself will serve as a billboard for the organization’s mission, finding responsible homes for the animals. The intent is not to house more animals, but rather to create a fun, family-oriented facility that is accessible and conducive to the adoption of dogs and cats.

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935 Farm Road Memphis, TN 38134