Dan Chapel, AIA, president of Chapel Associates Architects, has designed more than 575 facilities, including two Veterinary Economics Hospital of the Year Award winners. Chapel serves as a member of the Veterinary Economics Editorial Advisory Board.
First impressions are crucial. Here's how you can give your practice a facelift and impress clients upon arrival.
Repurpose these existing facilities and save big money.
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.
What kind of doors should I install in my practice's entryway?
Take a hard look at issues of functionality and traffic when designing a clinic.
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.
Building a new facility may seem daunting; remodeling may seem messy. Dan Chapel, AIA, weighs in on both sides.
Creative use of space in the veterinary clinic makes money is good for the budget.
I have an idea of what I?d like my clinic to look like. Now how do I design an equally impressive parking lot?