Anna’s Place Renovations

Animal Rescue League of Boston, Dedham, MA


Beacon Street Residence


In 2014, Jones Architecture was approached by Design Learned, an accomplished animal planning consultant and interdisciplinary engineering firm, to be the architect-of-record for the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s Dedham facility. The campus of buildings, called “Anna’s Place,” sits on a historic farm property in a bucolic, rural setting. The existing building was a historic farm structure that had previously been renovated and added onto to serve as an adoption center. Our project removed the addition, replacing it with a new, reconfigured solution. Combined with a renovation of the original historic structure, the result is a state-of-the-art adoption and animal care facility. The center serves dogs, cats, small animals, birds, and larger livestock such as horses. There are training facilities and a classroom in the building as well. The original building is restored with an exterior expression of wood shingles, complementary to other structures on the farm.


Completed: 2016
Size: 7,300 GSF total
renovation + new construction
Architect-of-Record & Design Architect: Jones Architecture, Inc.
Collaborating Firm: Seger Architects, Inc.
Animal Planning Prime/Consultant: Design Learned

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  • axon showing renovation and proposed addition


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