Project Description

Animal Welfare Nonprofit

Visioning the future for a national leader in animal welfare and rescue

What started as a facilities assessment of the organization’s two campuses evolved into a larger scale strategic planning initiative. MKThink is serving as developer adviser, campus architect, and program manager to help the organization realize mission alignment, long-term financial viability, and community integration.

The project team applied a systems-thinking approach, informed by qualitative and quantitative insights, to develop holistic strategies, fine tune service delivery, integrate culture across locations and service domains, and optimize facilities to improve staff recruitment and retention, maximize revenue, and engage with the surrounding community.

The process yielded a range of campus development strategies, which introduce mixed-use spaces that increase land valuation by up to $130 million. MKThink is currently working with the client to implement the plan

Project name

Visioning & Master Planning


Facilities Assessment, Master Planning,
Strategic Planning, Space Programming
Conceptual Design, Service Design


San Francisco, CA


2016 – Present


In Progress


800,000 SF