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Articles by Mark R. Hafen, AIA

Hanging with Hafen: Designing to Japan and back

Designing veterinary facilities has taken me around the world—literally. From the sleepy corners of Wyoming to the Australian outback, there's a lesson to be learned from each of these hospitals.
Mar 21, 2012

Designing veterinary facilities has taken me around the world—literally.

Hanging with Hafen: 10 award-winning veterinary hospitals revisited

Fasten your seatbelt and hang on to your hat—we're going back in time to trace the evolution of our Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Award winners, courtesy of the Animal Arts archives.
Jan 31, 2012

Fasten your seatbelt and hang on to your hat—we're going back in time to trace the evolution of our Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Award winners, courtesy of the Animal Arts archives.

Hanging with Hafen: Learn lessons from Los Angeles architecture

Often veterinary architects struggle to balance form and function. It took a trip to the West Coast for me to realize we should go back to our roots and focus on designing what works.
Jan 3, 2012

Often veterinary architects struggle to balance form and function. It took a trip to the West Coast for me to realize we should go back to our roots and focus on designing what works.

Hanging with Hafen: How moisture can ruin your floors

Avoid a construction disaster by taking the proper precautions when laying flooring on top of your concrete slab.
Nov 22, 2011

Avoid a construction disaster by taking the proper precautions when laying flooring on top of your concrete slab.

Hanging with Hafen: 3 things veterinarians can learn from the retail world

Sometimes it helps to take a step back and look at the trends in other industries. Here's how retail design can be applied to your building project.
Oct 4, 2011

Sometimes it helps to take a step back and look at the trends in other industries. Here's how retail design can be applied to your building project.

Hanging with Hafen: When it comes to your building, bigger isn't always better

Sometimes, a small, simple veterinary facility is more effective than a mega-hospital. Here's a look at how one practice owner made the most of his space.
Sep 7, 2011

Sometimes, a small, simple veterinary facility is more effective than a mega-hospital. Here's a look at how one practice owner made the most of his space.

Hanging with Hafen: Could concierge service work in your veterinary hospital?

If you're willing to try something new to bond with your clients and provide more personal service to your patients, concierge care could be the answer.
Aug 2, 2011

If you're willing to try something new to bond with your clients and provide more personal service to your patients, concierge care could be the answer.

Hanging with Hafen: How to design for more "dog time"

Are you and your team members spending too much time away from patients? Here are a few tips for building a more efficient facility.
Jul 6, 2011

Are you and your team members spending too much time away from patients? Here are a few tips for building a more efficient facility.

Mark Hafen's Complete Guide to Building Your Veterinary Hospital

Don't make another decision about your building project until you view this comprehensive video series. From the initial planning to the grand opening, veterinary architect Mark Hafen, AIA, has you covered.
Jun 14, 2011

Don't make another decision about your building project until you view this comprehensive video series. From the initial planning to the grand opening, veterinary architect Mark Hafen, AIA, has you covered.

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