#PopTopDogHouse - Bob Bullis/Paula Davis

Bark + Build Team: Bullis/Davis/White


Community Partner: PepsiCo




We opted for a simple traditional form for our doggy abode. With an eye for sustainability we harvested cedar picket fence slats from the designer’s backyard with which to build this masterpiece. Reclaimed fence slats were laminated into exterior wall panels which are supported by a heavy-timber cedar frame. 2,000 glass beads (a portion of which were reused), pop-top-bottle-tops and a signature reclaimed artist-signed glass window were also incorporated into this sustainable design.

We incorporated natural ventilation into our doggy-haven with our historically accurate operable farm-house window design. The window can be open and closed as required to provide passive ventilation to the occupant. Having studied our subject dogs – Wilson and Big – we came to the realization that dogs like the cooling-effects of concrete floors so we installed a glass floor in the doghouse.  

We always intended for the roof to be removable so-as-to provide access to the interior for maintenance, thus the name #PopTopDoghouse. To add a bit of whimsy to our doghouse we incorporated pop-top-bottle-openers to further reinforce our PopTop theme. 

Our mission was to create the most sustainable, accommodating and enduring doghouse ever built. Mission achieved? We think so. 

Your PopTop-BottleTop Doghouse team.

The full PopTop story can be followed at #PopTopDoghouse on Twitter.



Adoptable Pet Pavilion 2015
November 27 - December 23
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Luxury Dog Homes
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Benchy Bungalow

Dallas "BIG" Dog



Doggy Den

Canine Cabana

Canine Eco-Cabin


Midcentury K9



Prototype: The Doghouse

Pup Pavilion

R House

The RUFF House

The Ruffstick

Untitled, 2015 Woof

The Wilson Mansion 

Bronze Bone Sponsors
Banfield Pet Hospital
North Texas Cheddarheads
Dr. Larry and Mrs. Joan Rogers, Dallas, Texas

Dog House Sponsors
Katy Trail Animal Hospital
Dr. John Vandermeer, DVM - Highland Park Animal Hospital

In-Kind Sponsors
SAM Store and Move
Muenster Milling Co.

Bark + Build Sponsors

Leader of the Pack Sponsors

Alliance Glazing Technologies

Baker Triangle Prefab

Grand Champion Sponsors

JE Dunn Construction

Sedalco Construction Services

Rogers-O'Brien Construction

Cadence McShane Construction

T&G Constructors

Bark + Build Teams
Ridgemont Commercial Construction/GFF

Mycon General Contractors/PBK Architects

Cadence McShane Construction/WRA Architects, Inc.

Baker Triangle Prefab/HKS, Inc.

Balfour Beatty Construction/Corgan

Sedalco Construction Services/BRW Architects

Manhattan Construction Company/Malone Maxwell Borson Architects

EMJ Construction/O'Brien Architects

T&G Constuctors/BOKA Powell

Rogers O'Brien Construction/Mohment


JE Dunn Construction/Gensler

Alliance Glazing Technologies/Beck

Hillwood Construction/GSR Andrade Architects

Hunt Construction/MJDII Architects

Austin Commercial/FKP Architects

Attaway Renovations, LLC/5th Dimension Architecture + Design

Abstract Construction/Omniplan Architects