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Benge Texas and The Fifth Annual Bark + Build Contest

The Steakhouse

AIA Dallas and TEXO Association present the fifth annual Bark + Build Design/Build Competition. This competition is to connect architects and contract firms in order to raise awareness and support for SPCA of Texas’ mission, and to exhibit the high quality work of architects and contactors.  Our dog house – “The Steakhouse” placed 1st for the “Big Dog” house category and is now displayed at NorthPark Center and is available to bid on to bring to your large dog at home! 

Bid on The Steakhouse here

Dallas Bark + Build is hosted by AIA Dallas and TEXO Association.

All proceeds benefit the SPCA of Texas.

AIA Dallas, the sixth largest chapter of the American Institute of Architects, empowers architects to excel and impact their practice, profession and community.

TEXO combines the two largest national construction associations to unify, advocate, and advance the construction industry in North and East Texas.

The SPCA of Texas (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Texas) is the leading animal welfare agency in North Texas and serves as an active resource center to bring people and animals together to enrich each others’ lives.



  • Benge Texas- Contractor of The Steakhouse
  • Commercial Upholstery of Texas- Interior of The Steakhouse
  • Jones Baker Design- architects of The Steakhouse

The “Big Dog” award is presented to the team that presents the best design for large dogs.


This project exudes its intent, to create a fun apparatus for the dog to enjoy. Whether it’s sitting on top, as king of their territory, or lying within the comfortable space, dreaming of steak, the dog is spoiled with this doghouse.  Providing its organic shape, a lightweight wood frame is wrapped in fiberglass and tufted vinyl with artificial turf on top.


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