The American Institute of Architects San Diego


AIA San Diego and SMPS San Diego are proud to present the 2nd Annual Barkitecture Design Competition benefitting the San Diego Humane Society!

If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a doghouse architect–here’s your chance! The competition is free and open to everyone of all ages!

Come hang out with us on Saturday, June 17th at Stella Public House San Diego for a dog’s day. Raffle prize drawings, live music, and voting on the best doghouse design in San Diego! Sponsorships are available (see below!)

Doghouse Categories/Entry Guidelines

The competition is open to builders, architects, designers, landscapers, engineers, contractors, and other professions. Teaming up with others in your company, firm or network is encouraged!  You do not have to be a professional to be a part of this exciting event. Individuals, groups, and students are all welcome to participate!

Learn more about the categories (Built & Functional v. Conceptual Design) and the entry guidelines HERE.

Please turn in your intent to submit by registering for free below!

How to help in other ways

You can also help out the San Diego Humane Society by directly donating at or fulfilling one of their “Wishlist” items (click here to see the list)

Sponsorship Opportunities

An event sponsorship is a great opportunity to be a part of our event without having to design a home for a four-legged friend. Your sponsorship  helps to make this event a success while supporting the San Diego Humane Society, dedicated to providing vital services to animals and people by sheltering and adopting animals, providing positive reinforcement training classes, and much more!

Download the Sponsorship Benefits/Opportunities Form HERE or pay online below.

Thank you to our supporters:


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