Alex Benbassat completed his undergraduate thesis this year at the Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center and is now working with KUBE Architecture in Washington D.C. to see his concept come to life. Partnering with another Tech graduate, Justin LeGore, Alex has been working closely with everyone at the WAAC to develop his novel thesis idea which is based on having a dog bar, dog park and dog shelter all in one.

BarkHAUS (Bar + Bark (dogs) + Park + HAUS (house/shelter + Bauhaus)), has now been developed into a business plan with the help of the Alexandria Small Business Development Center and the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership, and Alex and Justin are currently working with the city to host the first ever "Old Town Beer, Wine and Dog Festival" on August 17, 2019 at the Waterfront Park in Alexandria, VA. The day festival, a mock-up of his thesis, will be a fenced in, leashless public event with local breweries/wineries, live music (including the WAAC band), restaurants and food trucks, and will have local animal shelters bringing adoptable dogs for guests to (hopefully) take home.

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