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", 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.

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!

RESCUE GROUPS: Animal Lovers of Austin, Inc. is now accepting grant applications from local animal welfare and rescue organizations to benefit from funds raised at Barkitecture 2014. Grant applications will be open to all local animal welfare organizations. Beneficiaries and amount of grants will be chosen according to need and at the discretion of the ALOA Board of Directors. To date, ALOA has granted over $100,000 to local area rescue groups. Download the grant application 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!

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


Animal Lovers of Austin is excited to announce that funds raised from Barkitecture 2013 will be granted to the following animal advocacy groups: Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Austin & San Antonio, Meals on Wheels & More's P.A.L.S. Program, Lil' Paws Maltese Rescue & Other Petite Paws, Pug Rescue of Austin, and Don't Bully Me Rescue Texas.

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

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.
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We are excited to announce that Carrasquillo Associates has signed up as a builder for Barkitecture 2014.


We are pleased to announce that Good Housekeeping magazine will be the official Barkitecture 2014 Media Sponsor.


Barkitecture 2014 will be held on October 19th, 2014 at the Triangle Park.

11.10.2013 - ALOA TO GRANT $15,000!

Animal Lovers of Austin would like to give a special thanks to all of our sponsors and builders. With your help, we were able to raise $15,000 for five of local animal advocacy groups, including Pug Rescue of Austin, Meals on Wheels and More (P.A.L.S.), Lil Paws Maltese Rescue, Cocker Spaniel Rescue and the Don't Bully Rescue. These funds will help provide food, veterinary care, rehabilitation, educational programs and more. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Barkitecture 2014 Judges!