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Articles by Dan Chapel, AIA

3 steps to creating curb appeal

First impressions are crucial. Here's how you can give your practice a facelift and impress clients upon arrival.
Feb 1, 2014

First impressions are crucial. Here's how you can give your practice a facelift and impress clients upon arrival.

The best type of building for conversion to a veterinary clinic

Repurpose these existing facilities and save big money.
Jul 5, 2013

Repurpose these existing facilities and save big money.

Photo gallery: Trends in veterinary hospital design

The savvy editors at Veterinary Economics are seeing more of these design elements. Here's input from expert veterinary architects about how to jump on the bandwagon.
Jun 4, 2012

The savvy editors at Veterinary Economics are seeing more of these design elements. Here's input from expert veterinary architects about how to jump on the bandwagon.

Q&A: What kind of doors should I install in my practice's entryway?

Jun 1, 2011

What kind of doors should I install in my practice's entryway?

Video: Floor plan—The most critical part of the building process

Plan right and avoid long-term mistakes.
Mar 3, 2011

Take a hard look at issues of functionality and traffic when designing a clinic.

Ask the Architect: A guide to reception seating

Jan 25, 2011

Q: What kind of client seating should I use in my reception area? I?d like it to be comfortable but also durable and easy to clean.

Should I remodel instead of building a new facility?

The pros and cons of upgrading your clinic.
Jan 6, 2011

Building a new facility may seem daunting; remodeling may seem messy. Dan Chapel, AIA, weighs in on both sides.

Video: Stretch your building budget

Smart facility planning pays off.
Oct 28, 2010

Creative use of space in the veterinary clinic makes money is good for the budget.

Ask the architect: Creating a great parking lot

I have an idea of what Id like my clinic to look like. Now how do I design an equally impressive parking lot?
Jan 12, 2010

I have an idea of what I?d like my clinic to look like. Now how do I design an equally impressive parking lot?

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