The Design Process

Architecture Design As Unique As You Are

Your building design represents you. Through true collaboration, which includes input from you and your entire staff, Veterinary Architecture Unleashed is able to match the hospital design to the image you want to portray, and the functionality you need. Whether you are building a new animal hospital or shelter, upfitting a space, or renovating your current location, we have the experience, insight and imagination to help your business or organization reach its full potential.

Rely On Us From Day One

When you start planning your new space, you may wonder when it’s time to call an architect.

Call us first.

We consider all aspects of a project, from big picture ideas to very practical code concerns, at the very beginning. Our team will assist with site and building evaluations, needs assessment and space planning design before you sign on the dotted line for a new lease or new property purchase. This early involvement can save time and money in the long run and make sure you have the right space and location for your dream hospital. Veterinary Architecture Unleashed will manage the timeline, budget expectations and client vision to create the very best result.

Get on the right track from the start. Contacting Veterinary Architecture Unleashed is the first thing you should do.

Essential Design Elements

While each building is unique, Veterinary Architecture Unleashed incorporates certain specific elements into every veterinary hospital, clinic and shelter we design. Our buildings are:

  • Fear Free
  • Welcoming
  • Cheerful
  • Exemplars Of The Use Of Natural Light
  • Built With Durable Finishes
  • Properly Ventilated
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Budget-Friendly
  • Right-Sized

Individualized Design Process

1. Site Selection

During this initial phase, we would provide recommendations on site locations and preliminary site layouts.

2. Schematic Design

Each clinic is unique in its flow and character. Collaboration with your team on the design of floor plans and building elevations is essential. These designs are conceptual in nature and while not all the details will be worked out at this phase, a thorough code review will be conducted before moving to the next phase.

3. Design Development

During this phase of the design process, we will continue to refine the scope of the project as it pertains to how you use the building. Structural and building engineering will begin to coordinate with the architectural systems.

4. Interior Design

The interior finishes of the space are a critical element in the function of your clinic. We want to blend your design aesthetic with the functionality of durable finishes that will last the lifetime of your practice.

5. Construction Documents

At this point, all design decisions have been made. The construction details will take shape and drawings for permit will be produced.

6. Project Deliverables

Project deliverables include a full set of construction documents and specifications ready for permit. This could also include assistance with local municipalities, design review boards, and building departments.

7. Construction Administration

During this phase, we will work closely with the General Contractor to review RFI’s and shop drawings. We will also visit the site monthly during construction to review applications for payment and construction progress.

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.