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Articles by Dan Chapel, AIA

Dan Chapel, AIA

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.

3 steps to creating curb appeal
February 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
July 5, 2013

Repurpose these existing facilities and save big money.

Photo gallery: Trends in veterinary hospital design
June 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?
June 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
March 3, 2011

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

Ask the Architect: A guide to reception seating
January 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?
January 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
October 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
January 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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