About

Becky Valentine | The Barkitect

My name is Becky Valentine and I am a pet-friendly architectural designer, creator of The Barkitect blog, and loving owner of two beautiful Great Danes…

Designer:
As a designer and project manager at BDA Architecture, an award winning firm that specializes in animal care facilities, my job is to design spaces for people and pets. My project list includes everything from animal shelters and veterinary hospitals, to guide dog facilities and pet resorts. Whether I’m laying out floor plans or selecting modern, pet-friendly interior finishes, I strive to create beautiful and functional spaces for humans and animals to share.

Blogger:
After finding a career that combines my love for dogs with my love for architecture, I found myself wanting to explore how I could combine dogs with other genres of design. The Barkitect Blog is my way to do exactly that. Whether it’s fashion, home decorating, fine arts, or photography, my goal is to find the best examples of great design with a canine twist. The Barkitect Blog has been featured in Modern Dog MagazineΒ and Pawsh Magazine.

Dog Owner:
My dogs are a BIG part of my life, not just because they are both Great Danes and over 120 pounds each, but because they fill my life with happiness and pride. They are my inspiration and the reason I decided to pursue my dream of becoming an architect for the animal care industry. I credit a large part of my success in both my career and personal life to their unrelenting loyalty and love. Their names are Vader and Vixen, and the three of us live in Albuquerque, NM.

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Ed Valentine October 10, 2011 at 6:47 PM

Creating animal spaces that are artistic and intriguing. Probably creates the surprising effect of humanizing the space. Way to go Becky.

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Lindsay November 29, 2013 at 3:59 AM

Really enjoyed reading your blog, I too absolutely love everything dog related, in fact we have beautiful Osborne & Little Doggy wallpaper in our lounge and everyone always comments on it. Look forward to reading more of your posts…

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Becky Valentine December 3, 2013 at 9:37 AM

Thank you so much, Lindsay! I’m so glad to hear you like my blog. I love it when I can connect with others who share my passions for everything related to dogs and design. Please stop by again soon, and be sure to subscribe to get email updates every time I post something new! πŸ™‚

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Bryan January 19, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Great blog

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Becky Valentine February 18, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Thank you, Bryan!!

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Jake January 24, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Hi Becky – I just found you via a link from packdog.com and am an instant fan. Your perspective on design is so incredibly interesting and of course your love of dogs (and blogging) is what I relate to the most. Looking forward to reading more!

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Becky Valentine February 18, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Thank you so much, Jake! It’s so inspiring to hear from readers who share my love for dogs (and blogging)! Thank you for the comment.

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Annie Brody April 27, 2014 at 9:19 AM

One of our campers shared your link with me and I just wanted to say, Bravo! Love all of the items you featured. It’s so refreshing to see quality design with the canine in mind for someone who truly gets and respects dogs!
Thanks, Becky!
Annie

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MD Kawsar February 7, 2017 at 11:28 AM

Great post

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