HumaneCNY is expanding their adoption facility on West Taft Road after 50 years of dedication to finding homes for abandoned and homeless animals throughout the region. The local not-for-profit animal shelter was ready to bid the construction project for their kennel expansion almost two years ago, with previous drawings completed by an out-of-town architect. When the original set of bids came in, it was to their surprise that they were not sensitive to their budgetary, design or programmatic needs.

HumaneCNY turned to VIP for help. Our team of designers, estimators and engineers performed a thorough investigation to understand their needs and determine a solution to move the project forward.

VIP’s team value engineered the previous design, including altering material selections, improving inefficiencies in plans and creating a more fluid construction schedule. This resulted in a revised design, which significantly reduced the cost of the project and was truer to HumaneCNY’s needs.

The new construction drawings went out to bid and VIP was awarded the project. Our construction crew broke ground in November 2018 and has been hard at work throughout the winter and spring. The project is already near completion, with the building shell nearly finished and interior space roughly 50% completed.

HumaneCNY is temporarily located at 6801 Kinne Street while construction remains in progress. The renovated West Taft Road facility is scheduled to open this summer.

Delivery Method:  Design-Bid-Build
Owner:  Pathfinder Bank
Total Size:  6,500 SF Addition
Construction:  VIP Structures, Inc.
Architecture: VIP Architectural Associates, PLLC
Engineering: IPD Engineering
Project Manager: Steve Capella
Client Representative: Vince Raymond