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Articles by Wayne Usiak, AIA

Wayne Usiak, AIA


Wayne Usiak designed his first animal hospital in 1977, and in 1981 he won his first Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Award. In 1986, he founded BDA Architecture, P.C., specializing in the design of animal care facilities. Since then, over 500 successful designs have been completed in 38 states and 5 countries. The firm has been awarded 23 Veterinary Economics Design Awards, including Hospital of the Year in 1998 and 2001. In 1993 the group began constructing its designs and completed construction of more than 50 facilities. Wayne received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Architecture from the State of New York at Buffalo. He is a member of the American Institutes of Architects (AIA) and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB). This certification pre-qualifies him for licensing reciprocity both nationally and internationally. Presently, Wayne holds licenses in 35 states. Hes also a member of the Veterinary Economics Editorial Advisory Board.

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Optimize traffic flow in veterinary hospital design
January 31, 2013

Get this crucial aspect of planning right from the start.

The most significant trend in veterinary hospital design
February 3, 2012

Architecture has been touched by the slow economy.

The No. 1 hospital building cost veterinarians overlook
December 9, 2011

Don't forget to budget for this expense when you're planning your new veterinary facility.

A site with foresight
May 1, 2006

I'm in the process of buying land for a new practice. How much land do I need if I want to expand in the future?

Selecting the perfect site
April 1, 2006

There's more to a good site than the right location. Here's a look at the other factors you need to consider.

Exam-room makeover
December 1, 2005

I'm considering remodeling an exam room. What are the first steps I should take?

Storing your stuff
October 1, 2004

My treatment area is on the small side, and I wish I could give myself more space to work. Is there a better way to arrange my equipment and supplies so I’m not tripping over everything?

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