Harker Heights Pet Adoption Center

Harker Heights, TX


  • Municipal


  • land surveying
  • landscape architecture
  • civil engineering
  • electrical engineering
  • mechanical / plumbing engineering


  • 3,500 SF

Baird, Hampton & Brown provided the land surveying, landscape architecture, and civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering design for the 3,500 SF addition to Harker Heights’ existing single-story animal shelter. The addition included three procedure rooms with piped medical gases, a recovery area, waiting room, and several cat room and puppy rooms, with dedicated catios and puppy porches.

Despite the substantial gains in amenities for the building, BHB was able to design the power systems for the building addition without replacing the main utility power transformer for the building.  The animal areas and surgery areas were served by new dedicated outside air units to continually provide 100% outside air for the animals, while keeping the environment in the building maintained at a comfortable temperature and relative humidity. The plumbing design included new drains from all animal areas as well as hose stations for keeping the animal areas clean. Electrical engineering services included new sign lighting for the exterior of the building, as well as power and new light fixtures for the new addition. BHB’s civil engineering team added additional parking and handicap spaces. The existing drainage swale was also redirected to allow for proper drainage of the renovated facility.

Key People

  • John Margotta, RPLS

  • John W. (Bill) Baird, Jr., PE, RPLS

  • Richard J. Watters, PE