Creative Cat Shelters Dazzle Crowds at Architects for Animals Exhibition

Rescued cat Martini tries out the winning shelter designed by Kathryn Walton, founder of The American Street Cat, Inc., and Co Adaptive Architecture. (Photo by Dana Edelson)

Rescued cat Martini tries out the winning shelter designed by Kathryn Walton, founder of The American Street Cat, Inc., and Co Adaptive Architecture. (Photo by Dana Edelson)

Lucky attendees of the Architects for Animals Giving Shelter exhibition and fundraiser at The Steelcase Showroom in Midtown Manhattan on Tuesday evening got an eyeful when some of New York City’s most creative architectural teams presented their avant-garde outdoor winter cat shelter designs.

This year’s shelter designers included FXFowle; Gage Clemenceau; H3; Leslie Farrell; RMJM; Team Anemoi: Christina Ciardullo, Wanlika Kaewkamchand, Hiroko Nakatani, and Kate Kulpa. A joint venture between Kathryn Walton, designer and founder of The American Street Cat, Inc., and Co Adaptive Architecture, was voted by attendees as the winning shelter at this year’s exhibition.

The event drew a widely varied audience, from architectural designers and other industry professionals to individuals who care for New York City’s tens of thousands of stray and feral community cats. Proceeds from the exhibition were donated to the New York City Feral Cat Initiative, a program of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals. Following the event, the Mayor’s Alliance distributed the shelters to feral cat caretakers throughout New York City.

The Mayor’s Alliance wishes to thank all of the dedicated design teams that donated their time, creativity, and labor to create the exciting shelters, and all of the enthusiastic supporters who turned out to make the event so successful. And a very special thanks to Leslie Farrell, whose vision for Architects for Animals made this second annual Giving Shelter project a reality.

To learn more about Architects for Animals, visit www.ArchitectsForAnimals.com. To learn more about the New York City Feral Cat Initiative and how you can get involved in helping our community’s stray and feral cats, please visit www.NYCFeralCat.org.


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