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Perkins Call Canine Center - Carroll College

New Construction

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Helena, MT

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7,100 sf


Creating a Center for Anthrozoology Students

  • To provide space for Carroll College's growing Anthrozoology program, the new Perkins Call Canine Center was added on the far east edge of Carroll College’s campus overlooking Centennial Park.

  • In the design, the concept of the dog trot was an important starting point, as historically a dog trot has served as a breezeway connecting two cabins or buildings which served different purposes.

  • This connection point becomes a flexible, transparent space that is open to accommodating each individual program and purpose.

  • The two buildings of the Canine Facility are linked in the same manner. The entry foyer and lounge serve as a bright, open, and transparent connection between the Training Building to the south and Research Building to the north.

Focused on Functionality

  • This building will allow students to obtain an accredited degree in the Anthrozoology program and for faculty to continue cognitive and behavioral research.

  • The Training Room is a large, open space that functions as canine training and a flexible space for events and gatherings. The Training Room, research rooms, and classrooms are designed with flexibility in mind to allow other departments on campus to utilize the spaces if needed.

  • The west side of the building which faces inward toward Carroll’s campus, is landscaped with a campus aesthetic.


Paw-sitively Stunning

  • Puppy training can now be done in a safe and appropriate place. The facility is designed for educating students, but the furry friends and family members that also occupy the building are now able to interact in a space that considers flooring and wall materials which are more appropriate for impact, paws, joints, and cleaning.

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