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BAYLOR CANINE COMPANIONS CENTER

Larry Janousek, AIA

In 2015, Canine Companions for Independence at Baylor Scott & White Health ; Kinkeade Campus opened as the first assistance dog training center campus in the nation connected to a health care system. The campus was designed by th+a and project partner Animal Arts, a Colorado firm specializing in animal-related facilities.
The fundamental design challenge for the campus was in creating comforting environments ideal for acclimating both the clients and their future canine companions to bond and train together.  For clients, dormitory rooms face in to a quiet, natural courtyard setting and are designed to accommodate a wide range of users living with mobility challenges. The kennels are designed for comfort for the dogs, ease of operations, and effective cleaning.
We are so pleased to be a part of this endeavor, and are grateful to CBRE and Baylor Scott & White Health for entrusting th+a with this critical project.

Read more about the Center opening here.