Skip to content Skip to navigation

Cary Perkins

Cary Perkins is an architect and associate principal at McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, which has offices in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. She can be reached at or 864-242-2033.

Content by Cary Perkins

  • Blog Post

    Good shelter design is good for animals

    The lobby of the Greenville Humane Society is designed to be a retail destination for animal-lovers.

    How your architecture influences visitors and animal flow

    Many of our new animal shelter clients tell us the same story: Their facility is overcrowded, they struggle to reduce numbers without euthanasia and intake numbers continue to be unwieldy. Compounding the issue is the fact that an overcrowded shelter is harder to keep clean and free of disease, yet it’s more difficult to adopt out sick or stressed animals.

    This cycle sounds familiar because it’s one that almost every shelter faces.

    Read More