Barkitecture 2014


Since its inception in 2005, Barkitecture has become an Austin favorite, and is gaining national exposure. Presented by Animal Lovers of Austin, Inc., this architectural dog-centric fundraiser showcases doghouses created by some of Austinís best and brightest architects, designers and builders. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on these unique doghouses, play at the "pup-stop", participate in a Lofty Dog Howl-o-Ween costume contest, learn about adoption opportunities from local area rescue groups, shop at local vendor booths, let your pup enjoy a spa experience at our exclusive puppy "SPAW" and more.

2014 RESCUE GROUP GRANT RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED: Animal Lovers of Austin, Inc. has selected the following rescue groups as our 2014 Barkitecture grant recipients:

Austin Dog Rescue Don't Bully Me Rescue Lizzy's Hospice House Meals on Wheels
& More PALS Program
Wags, Hope & Healing

FASHOUND SHOW!: The Fashound Show is back! Enter the Barkitecture 2014 Halloween Themed Fashound Show on October 19th at 3:00pm and let your pup (& you) strut their stuff!  Your pup can be a winner! Go here to enter!

SPONSORS: We'd like to ask you to consider becoming a sponsor of Barkitecture 2014 as a business that is dedicated to animal advocacy and community involvement. There are several levels of affordable sponsorship to choose from. Proceeds earned from the event will be distributed among the participating rescue groups. Download the sponsorship packet now!

BUILDERS/DESIGNERS:Unleash your imagination and create a doghouse that best exemplifies your business. Design with an award in mind from any one of the following categories: GREENEST, BEST URBAN DWELLING, BEST BACKYARD BUNGALOW, PEOPLEíS CHOICE, MOST UNUSUAL, and of course, BEST IN SHOW. Not only will you have fun creating a one-of-a-kind masterpiece for some lucky pup, you will also be helping our animal rescue groups with much needed funding. Download the participant application packet now!

BARKITECTURE 2014 FLYER: Want to help us promote Barkitecture 2014? Download our flyer now! or email the link to your Facebook page, Twitter, or other social media. Thank you!

Can't make it to the event but would like to make a contribution? Use the PayPal donation button to your right. Proceeds from the event and donations go to Animal Lovers of Austin, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization which distributes funds to deserving animal welfare groups.

Enjoy Our SPAW Experience!

Pamper your pup with the help of our amazing SPAW crew!
Mud Puppies Leaps n' Hounds Skillful Paws

About Animal Lovers of Austin

Animal Lovers of Austin, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization created to help raise awareness and funding for local area animal welfare groups. Proceeds from our events are distributed to these groups for veterinary care, spay/neuter services, facility improvements, and community outreach programs, such as the Meals on Wheels & More P.A.L.S. Program, which provides preventative care to the pets of homebound low income senior citizens.

Newcastle Homes
Eix & Blackwell
Best in Show
Newcastle Homes

Best Urban Dwelling (TIE)
Eix & Blackwell

Art Institute of Austin
Big D Designs
Best Urban Dwelling (TIE)
Art Institute of Austin

Best Backyard Bungalow
Big D Designs

Hill & Wilkinson & Levy Architects
ACC A&E CAD Department
Most Unusual
Hill & Wilkinson / Levy Architects

Greenest Design
ACC A&E CAD Department

STG Design
People's Choice Award
STG Design
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Latest News


We are pleased to announce that the UT School of Architecture and House Healers Remodeling will be joining us to build a home for Barkitecture 2014. We also have two new sponsors: Firehouse Animal Health Center as a Best in Show Sponsor and the Texas Humane Legislation Network as a Toy Breed Sponsor!

08.02.2014 - NEW BUILDER!

We are excited to announce that MJ Structures will be joining us to build a home for Barkitecture 2014.

07.31.2014 - NEW SPONSORS!

We are excited to announce that Leaps n' Hounds will be joining us in the SPAW center for training tips and canine etiquette lessons. We also thank the following In-Kind sponsors: Lagunitas Brewing Company, Austin Urban Vet Clinic, Antonelli's Cheese Shop, Courtyard by Marriott Austin Downtown, Home Slice Pizza, Primal Pet Food, and Ballet Austin.


Animal Lovers of Austin, Inc. has selected the following rescue groups as our 2014 Barkitecture grant recipients: Austin Dog Rescue, Don't Bully Me Rescue, Lizzy's Hospice House, Meals on Wheels & More PALS, Wags, Hope & Healing.

07.07.2014 - MORE BUILDERS!

Thank you STG and ACC A&E CAD Dept for your participation in Barkitecture 2014!


Thank you to all of the rescue groups that submitted applications. We will be announcing our grant recipients shortly.

Barkitecture 2014 Judges!

Bryan Bomer
Bryan Bomer, Austin Energy Green Building and Sustainability Consultant
Lori Carr
Lori Carr, Regional Sales Manager, Stella & Chewy's
Sharon Chapman
Sharon Chapman, Entertainment Editor, Austin American Statesman
Jim Spencer
Jim Spencer, Chief Weathercaster -
KXAN and Kaxan!
Lisa Starr
Lisa Starr, Director - Community Initiatives for the