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Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture


Burns & McDonnell

CooverClark, lead;
Saunders Construction, Bridgers & Paxton and MH Companies, partners

Corona Designs





RMH Group & Davis Partnership Architects, leads; Fransen Pittman General Contractors, partner

RNL - now Stantec


Wong Strauch Architects

Zaga Neighborhood Design

Pick the Top Dog House Design for People’s Choice or Kid’s Choice Awards


Take Home the House of Your Dog’s Dreams and Support the Dumb Friends League


See creativity unleashed and help pick the top dog in innovative dog house design! Denver International Airport (DEN), in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, is hosting the Sustainable BARKitecture Dog House Competition, which challenges local architecture firms to compete in designing the solar home of every dog’s dreams.

Your family is invited to come tour the houses, which will be on display on DEN’s outdoor Plaza, located between Jeppesen Terminal and the Westin hotel and vote for your favorite!

When: Sept. 18 through Oct. 9, 2017

Vote for the People’s Choice and Kid’s Choice awards online through Oct. 5.

Winners of Sustainable BARKitecture will be announced at the Judging and Awards Ceremony Monday, Oct. 9, on the Plaza.

Participating architecture firms designed their entries for one of DEN’s own Canine Airport Therapy Squad (CATS) dogs, catering to the dog’s size, unique personality, and preferences. The dog houses also integrate sustainable features like rainwater collection, solar-powered lights or fans, reclaimed materials, or passive cooling.

The competition will help support the Dumb Friends League through an online auction of each house.

As an environmental leader and one of the highest solar-generating airports in the U.S., DEN is excited to help Colorado reduce its carbon paw print through this fun, worthwhile competition. We invite you and your family to help make sustainability a four-legged word.

Special thanks to Panasonic for donating the solar panels for this unique competition!

If you love the BARKitecture event, you won't want to miss the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon Oct. 5 through 15, 2017, at the 61st and Peña Station. This national competition will bring university teams from around the country for an amazing solar house competition for our two-legged friends.