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Articles by Mark R. Hafen, AIA

Photo gallery: Build the perfect exam room

Feb 26, 2010

This photo tour, developed by veterinary architect Mark Hafen, AIA, gives you a glimpse at 11 different exam rooms. Find inspiration in the shape, materials, and functionality of these great examples.

Photo gallery: Build the perfect exam room (part 2)

Open and airy
Feb 26, 2010

Open and airy

Photo gallery: Build the perfect reception desk

Oct 30, 2009

This photo tour, developed by veterinary architect Mark Hafen, AIA, gives you a glimpse at eight different reception desks. Find inspiration in the shape, materials, and functionality of these great examples.

Photo gallery: 8 great looks for your reception area

A blast from the past
Oct 30, 2009

This photo tour gives you a look a eight reception areas and advice from veterinary architect Mark Hafen, AIA, about what key decisions you should make about your own.

Hospital Design Planning Workbook: Design and construction timeline

Track your progress and stay on top of deadlines with this list.
Jun 1, 2008

Track your progress and stay on top of key project deadlines with this list.

Make your building more energy efficient

Jun 1, 2006

From the windows to the walls, smart construction leads to big energy savings.

Family center puts your practice on the cutting edge of team-centered design

Apr 1, 2003

Soon-to-be-moms, nursing moms, and toddlers are a part of practice now more than ever. And as an ever-increasing number of female veterinarians seek employment, and eventually ownership, women’s needs will influence facility design even more.

Minimize noise and odor

Aug 1, 2000

When people shop for used cars, they kick the tires and check under the hood. When they shop for veterinary services, the evaluation is more subtle. But in both cases, they form lasting opinions based on first impressions. That's why it's critical to minimize noise and odor. Simply put, if your clinic stinks, clients may worry that your medical care stinks, too.

Does your hospital have sick-building syndrome?

Jan 1, 1997

The World Health Organization estimates that 30 percent of buildings exhibit sick-building syndrome. How can you tell if your hospital suffers from SBS? Your staff may complain of headaches; eye, nose, or throat irritation; itchy skin; dizziness and nausea; difficulty concentrating; fatigue; or sensitivity to odors--symptoms that disappear once a person leaves the hospital. Although such symptoms may indicate another illness, studies show that indoor air pollution can exacerbate health problems.

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