Architecture and Design

Therian’s animal facility design and architecture process covers each important consideration of your vet clinic, pet resort, or other type of animal housing.

Kennel Layout Design

Therian draws on our knowledge of best practices in modern animal housing.

We understand that it is imperative for your business to operate as cost efficiently as possible throughout all operations. Staff labour is one of the highest operational costs facing professionals in the pet care industry; therefore an efficiently designed facility will impact positively on operational processes efficiencies and profitability.

During consultation we consider kennel design, pet exercise areas and work practices to ensure that time spent walking around the facility is minimised, resulting in workflow areas running smoothly and effectively.

We have consulted on, and constructed, numerous animal housing facilities. We know firsthand what works. This experience enables us to sit down with our clients and derive the most cost effective and space efficient design for their facility.

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Project Drawings

Our intimate knowledge and involvement in the animal housing industry enables us to understand the unique requirements of individual clients and what they need to achieve from their particular facility.

Our designs are practical, drawing on our vast experience with specific industry issues such as air flow, animal exercise, acoustic control and efficient layout for staffing.

Our team will provide you with shop drawings that are ready for council Development Application submission.

Pet Facility Design

We will work with you to create an attractive and functional pet facility design that will operate at maximum efficiency.

Some of our clients have their own project managers, architects, town planners and consultants. We work closely with these organisations in an advisory capacity which helps reduce design costs and ensures the most efficient design criteria.

We will work with you to design an attractive and functional facility that will operate at maximum efficiency.

Acoustic Consulting & Sales

A major issue facing animal and pet facilities is noise pollution.

Urban sprawl and the encroachment of suburbs has made noise levels a major consideration. Pet care facilities need to ensure that neighbouring properties are not subjected to the barking of dogs, and staff are not working under constant and excessive noise levels.

Therian will offer professional acoustic advice on how to reduce noise pollution in an effective and proven manner.

Click here to download some product information on Envirospray 300, an acoustic spray product designed to absorb dog barking.

Project Management

Therian specialises in preparing development applications to submit to your local council for pet resortsanimal shelters, and vet clinics.

We have staff who specialise in each facility type to ensure that you receive quality advice to assist you with your new development.


Our plans are easily adapted for building size, shape, or the number of runs.

We can customise plans to accommodate special sizes, or we can work with your designs to provide plans that meet your needs and budget.

Our aim it to provide great designs that work the way you do!

Project Development

Our four-stage process begins with first-class pet facility design followed by architectural planning, obtaining permits, and the construction process. Our seamless project management keeps your project on track from start to finish.

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Types of Projects

More than 25 years of specialised animal architecture experience has led Therian to design, plan, and construct a variety of animal facilities and housing, including new sites, refurbishments, expansions, and internal fit-outs.

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Therian’s subject matter experts can provide one-off and ongoing consultancy services for all kinds of pet facilities. Our specialised animal architecture and design knowledge can help your own architects and builders during refurbishments or fit-outs.

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