Cats can be the fussiest and most exacting of cultural critics, which is why Architects for Animals has assembled some of the city’s leading architecture firms to design functional yet inventively fancy outdoor dwellings at “Giving Shelter,” a benefit for FixNation, which spays and fixes homeless felines.

Formation Association, Arktura, BuroHappold, Cat-à-Tête (Meghan Bob Photography)

Past architectural structures have ranged from whimsical launching pads for daring cat-letic activities to elaborate hideouts shaped with unusual patterns that simulate motion. Such cat-loving celebs as Morgan Fairchild, William Shatner and Bo Derek have decorated feeding bowls, which will also be on display.

Herman Miller, 3641 Holdrege Ave., No. 100, Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw; Thu., Sept. 5, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; $50. (310) 736-3650,

Abramson Teiger Architects (Meghan Bob Photography)

Know How Shop, Lunar Cat Lander (Meghan Bob Photography)

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