A Veterinary Architect Who Thinks Outside The Fence

Roger Layman, AIA, NCARB, has provided architectural services for veterinarians across the country, including North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Virginia. His innovative ideas and attention to detail enable him to successfully manage projects of all sizes and complexity.

With over 35 years of architecture experience, Roger has completed a variety of project types including medical and multi-story office buildings, hospitals, churches, and numerous restaurants and retail facilities. He has successfully led these projects through design, bidding, permitting, and construction administration.

At Veterinary Architecture Unleashed, Roger combines a love for animals with his passion for design. His goal is to collaborate and get input from you and your entire staff in order to create a welcoming and healthy environment. By including exceptional attention to daylight, durability, proper ventilation and aesthetics, the result will be an amazing atmosphere for your clients and their pets.

Professional Highlights And Experience

  • Has completed 100+ animal care projects
  • Fear Free Certified
  • Award-Winning Architect
  • LEED Accredited Professional
  • Previous Vice President of an International A&E firm
  • Over 30 years of commercial and residential architectural experience
  • Founded RLArchitecture (The licensed entity for Veterinary Architecture Unleashed)

Roger welcomes the opportunity to talk with you. Call him at the very beginning of the process and Roger can assist with site selection, choosing a contractor, and other essential decisions. He can help you plan and build the facility that best meets your needs for growth, whether it’s expansion of an existing space, or a brand new animal hospital or shelter.

Call (704) 756-3540 to schedule an appointment with Roger Layman, AIA, NCARB.
Fear Free Certified

Speaking Engagements

Roger is often invited to industry events as a featured speaker, where he shares his insights and experience on relevant topics in veterinary architecture.

FETCH East dvm 360 Conference (2023)
Presentation: Hospital Design

Regional AAWA Virtual Presentation (2021)
Presentation: Things Your Architect Wants You to Know and Do

VMX Hospital Design Conference (2020)
Presentation 1: Site Selection
Presentation 2: Opportunities and Considering Technology In the Veterinary Hospital

VMX Hospital Design Conference (2020)
Roundtable: Revenue Generating Space Ideas

New York Vet Builds Conference (2019)
Presentation: Developing a Realistic Budget and Timeline, Can It Be Done?


Bachelor of Arts in Architecture
University of North Carolina at Charlotte


American Institute of Architects
Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

It's Time To Break Free.

Let Veterinary Architecture Unleashed help you make the most of your passion. We will design the animal hospital of your dreams that fits your budget and long-term goals. Call us at (704) 756-3540.