POSTED: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 10:00am
UPDATED: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 10:14am
Longview, TX — The city of Longview has selected an Austin architectural firm to design the proposed animal shelter - if council approves the negotiated contract.
Austin-based Connolly Architects, the eponymous design firm of Larry Connolly, has been tapped by city staff as the front-runner to design the much-discussed shelter, although there was no public discussion of how much the design phase will cost.
In the past 33 years the Connolly firm has designed more than 80 animal shelters in 25 states, including the 21,000 square foot Bexar County Humane Society and SPCA shelter in San Antonio and the $3.9 million, 15,000 square foot Williamson County Animal Services Shelter in Georgetown. Other Texas shelters include San Marcos, Flower Mound and Plano.
“I think he is going to be a very quick, articulate partner to have on designing a new shelter,” said Director of Development Services Kevin Cummings, as he discussed the progress of the new animal shelter with the Animal Shelter Advisory Committee.
Read more  from the Longview News-Journal.