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Nulo Barkitecture Austin Showcases Custom Doghouses to Benefit Animal Rescue

All doghouses are sold via silent auction.

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‘The Canine Capitol’ Custom Dog House by Jauregui Architecture

(PRESS RELEASE) Nulo Barkitecture Austin, celebrating its 15th year, will host a one-of-a-kind custom doghouse show and auction on Oct. 27, sponsored by the Austin pet food company, Nulo.

Nulo Barkitecture Austin raises funds for select animal advocacy/welfare groups. The event is free, open to the public and showcases an amazingly curated collection of canine cribs from some of the city’s most renowned architects, builders and interior designers.

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Some of this year’s participating Barkitects include Newcastle Homes, Studio Momentum, Big D Design, Jauregui Architect-Builder, Pfluger Architects, STG Design, StudioSIX5, Rogers O’Brien Construction, Cedar Ridge High School Design Studio, JE Dunn Construction, Studio8 Architects, S. Watts Group, Gensler, LEVY Architects, CG& S Design-Build, H+UO Architects, Meredith Owen Interiors, NatCo Woodworks, Black Sheep Unique, Tim Cuppett Architects, RisherMartin Fine Homes, Laura Britt Design, Accomplice, LaRue Architects, Elev8 Builders, STUDIOGEE Architecture, Balfour Beatty Construction, Ion Art, Ryan Companies, Driftwood General Contractors, CasaBella Architects, HEWN and Webber + Studio Architects.

A panel of esteemed celebrity judges including architect Jamie Chioco, blogger Camille Styles, Austin Home editor Madeline Hollern, Good Day Austin weekend anchor Tania Ortega, Studio 512 hosts Rosie Newberry and Stephanie Gerry will select winners in several categories while guests vote for their favorite.

All doghouses are sold via silent auction to raise funds this year’s three beneficiaries: Safe in Austin, Lone Star Doberman Rescue and Austin Pets Alive! The barkitect whose house receives the highest bid will also get to choose a beneficiary to receive the Subaru Loves Pets Award presented by Austin Subaru.

Attendees can learn about adoption/animal advocacy opportunities, shop local vendor booths, and check out the The Dogstume contest presented by Raising Cane’s, where “paw-ticipants” dressed as everything from celebrities to snacks (hot dogs anyone?) compete to win fun prizes. There will also be a BarkLounge, fur-nished by FOUR HANDS HOME, for relaxing with furry friends and fine folks over adult beverages and local fare from choice food trucks. Pet portraits will also be available from S. Robertson Pet Photography, with proceeds being donated to the event beneficiaries. Additional sponsors include Patten Title and Daltile.

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Just before the main event, Nulo Barkitecture Austin will host its Preview Party on Oct. 24. The evening will allow guests a sneak peak of 3-4 of this year’s custom doghouses in a swanky setting with craft brews and cocktails by Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Topo Chico USA, tasty bites from Tacodeli and pet portraits by Zilker Bark. Tickets for the Preview Party are available on Eventbrite starting at $30. Both events include excellent silent auctions, featuring all kinds of fun items including tickets to college and professional sports games, workshops with award winning photographers, songwriting sessions with Grammy Award-winning artists, relaxing retreats and golf packages at some of Texas’ most prestigious courses.

Check out the online auction at: ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=nulo+barkitecture&_sacat=0&_sop=16

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