Petchitecture is an annual event which supports Pets Are Wonderful Support (P.A.W.S.), an organization who believes that the healing impact of the human-animal bond is one of the best supports available for medically vulnerable individuals, a bond that can yield valuable health outcomes. Our submission ("The Pet Policy") integrates dog and family life and encourages a variety of interaction. It is a bench, a desk, a side table, a dog house, and a toy. For the dog, it offers a private interior, an elevated perch, a dining tray, and a toy trough fed by a ball drop. For the family, it offers surfaces to sit or place objects on, and a desk at which to work. While being used as a desk the dog may rest atop the bench within petting range, or retrieve toys from the conveniently located toy trough.

PROJECT CREDITS

Built in collaboration with Buck O’Neil Builders and Mueller Nichols