In December 2021, the Fulton County Board unanimously approved construction of a new, state-of-the-art, 50,000 sq/ft, $38 million, LEED-certified Animal Services Facility to replace the previous facility which had been in existence since the 1970’s. The Board stated the new facility would allow them to better serve animals in Fulton County as well as the people who care for them.
Able to house 376 dogs and 99 cats, as well as livestock, the facility also includes purpose-built spaces for pet adoption, veterinary services, training & socialization and more.
The beautiful architectural design was provided by PGAL Architecture and laid the groundwork for the signage design package by APCO.
For the signage design and planning, APCO collaborated closely with a diverse team of representatives from the County, Lifeline Animal Rescue (the Facility’s operator), PGAL, Animal Arts and Winter Construction to develop a solution not only meeting the functional identification and wayfinding needs of the facility, but also connecting aesthetically with the architectural elements, interior design and Fulton County’s brand. A metallic bronze finish was used for the bases of all exterior gateway and vehicular directional signage, while the interior signage features photo-realistic imagery of actual resident animals.
While not a vertical market in which APCO has a lot of experience, we were absolutely thrilled to play a part in such a meaningful project for Fulton County and the many dogs, cats and pet owners in the region. A beautiful new facility and a group of folks doing amazing work for animals in need!