AIA East Tennessee is going to the dogs!  And cats!  We’ve teamed up with Young-Williams Animal Center to help them shelter, rehabilitate and find permanent homes for dogs and cats in Knox County.  

Voting and Auction Start March 5 at Noon and ends March 12 at 8:00pm

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Sponsored by:

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How it works:

  • Pull together a team of designers, builders, animal lovers, and other interested individuals. 
  • Design and build a doghouse or a cat tree.
  • Your team will be paired with a business, where your creation will be displayed.  Deliver your abode and let the bidding begin!
  • Collect awards for CATegory champions and help Young-Williams raise some DOGgone money for their efforts.
  • See your creation provide joy for an animal!

Critical Considerations:

  • Your structure should be able to fit (whole or for assembly) through a standard 34” door.
  • You will need to deliver your structure to its display site.
  • You may need to assist the buyer of your structure in transporting it from the display site or provide them an assembly diagram.  
  • Materials matter—both for moving and for Most Sustainable Design!  What can you keep out of a landfill as you create your structure?


Nov 8th: Registration opens

Dec. 22nd: Registration deadline

Feb 20th: Pet houses complete and ready to deliver

March 5th: Mardi Growl

March 5th -12th: Online auction/voting live

March 14th: Winners of auction and awards announced

For more information:

Please e-mail Sarah Peacock at [email protected] or call (865) 934-1915, extension 221.  

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