For more than 40 years the Mid-Missouri Chapter of AIA has worked together with the community to inspire the creation of a valuable, healthy, secure and more sustainable built environment for our two-legged brethren.

But what about our best friends?  Shouldn't the mission of our profession strive to include our four legged companions, to protect and enhance their world too?  AIA Mid-Missouri is proud to be an integral part of BARKITECTURE in support of the Central Missouri Humane Society.  We applaud those teams who have taken the lead in this effort and encourage you to be a part of the design solution too.  WOOF!

Our inaugural competition in 2011, sponsored by our local Committee on the Environment (COTE), saw the custom design and construction of seven amazing dog houses by local architects and students.  After they were displayed in the courthouse plaza, the houses were auctioned and the entire proceeds were donated to the Central Misouri Humane Society.

Bau Wau Haus
by Renner Howell Architects

Good Dog Hotel
by Peckham & Wright Architects

Four-legged critics ready to make their
selections for Dog's Choice Award

House of Pawsabilities
by Girl Scout Troop 70262

(L to R) Robbie Price, AIA Mid-Missouri President;  Nick Peckham, AIA Mid-Missouri COTE Chair;
John Schrum, CMHS Board President;  Alan Allert, CMHS Executive Director

Happy Camper
by USGBC Student Group
2011 Barkitecture Dog House Competition Winners

Dog's Choice Award - House of Pawsabilities / Happy Camper (tie)
Kid's Choice Award - House of Pawsabilities
People's Choice Award - Bau Wau Haus
Architect's Choice - Good Dog Hotel
Most Sustainable - Bau Wau Haus

Casa 'Daugi'
by Simon Oswald Architecture

Snoopy Dreams Green
by Peckham & Wright Architects

by Columbia Area Career Center
Welding / Argricultural Mechanics Class