Architects Going to the Dogs, in a Good Way


Seven well-known local architects are turning their talents in a downsized but very creative direction, making one-of-a-kind pet houses to be auctioned off at the 15th Annual Laguna Beach Pet Parade & Chili Cook-Off.

Project Pet House is being organized by the Laguna Beach Board of Realtors and Affiliates.

The pet houses will be unveiled and judged in a special event at Tivoli Too on Aug. 19, beginning at 5 p.m. Best in Show and People’s Choice awards will be bestowed, and then all seven houses will be put up on an auction site on the Web.

The auction will conclude live at the Pet Parade & Chili Cook-Off on Sept. 11, also at Tivoli Too. Proceeds from that event and the auction will benefit three Laguna Beach animal charities: The Pacific Marine Mammal Center, The Laguna Beach Animal Shelter & the Blue Bell Foundation for Cats.

The participating architects are:

  • Morris Skenderian
  • Anders Lasater
  • Kirk Saunders
  • Marshall and Matthew Innins
  • Donna Ballard and Kacey Zantos
  • Daniel Martinez
  • Leslie LeBon

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