About The Project
TC Architects is currently working with the Executive Board of Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary on the design of their new 4,850 SF Welcome Center and Administration Building.
Upon entering the reception area, guests will learn about their 20 year history as they browse the items available for purchase. Gift Shop purchases support their mission to “rescue, rehabilitate and re-home criminally abused, neglected and abandoned farm animals.”
Guest will then move to the Orientation Room, which will offer spectacular views of the farm, to learn about the sanctuary. This room will also be used for volunteer training, educational events and meetings.
The building will also house staff lockers, shower facilities and a lunch room that will also be used as a prep kitchen for their numerous events.
Donations are critical to the success of the facility, therefore, a 500 SF dedicated donation center is included in the design. Five administrative offices will also be relocated to this facility.
To reinforce the “Farm” in their name, the exterior is designed to look like a modern farmhouse with its wrap around porch, which gives the facility a welcoming, inviting look and can be used as an extension of the building. The design includes many large windows that will bring in natural light, provide views to the sanctuary and help to conserve energy.