Leading the World in Animal Care Facility Design
BDA Veterinary Architecture
For over 25 years, BDA Architecture has designed hundreds of animal care facilities around the world. From 600-square-foot storefront renovations to emergency facilities to 35,000-square-foot specialty / referral animal hospitals, our expertise can provide you with the best in veterinary clinic design and architecture . As hospital architects our projects represent over 3 million square feet of successful Veterinary Hospital Plans.
CMP specializes in: Quality Construction and Design / Build Services Dedicated to Animal Care Facilities
The BDA design process is a methodical, consistent, veterinarian specific process developed to achieve success through long distance delivery. Our services package is actually quite different than what your local architect might offer because it is tailored for the Owner-Veterinarian and the Veterinary Building.
Our four partners guide our staff focus in the areas of expertise each partner pursues passionately. Wayne’s focus is placing each project to its highest competitive advantage in both projected business and exit strategy. Wendy’s concentration is creative, functional facility design, melding the interior and exterior architecture into a seamless combination. Paul’s focus is technical design standards in constructability, code compliance, efficiency in operation and a balance between quality and affordability.
Site Visit, Programming and Project Budgeting | Step 1
Every BDA client begins by receiving a Site Visit, needs and goals analysis and comprehensive preliminary budget review. This step results in better understanding your practice, site, municipality, approvals process, future facility requirements, and budget constraints. It culminates in a Program Summary of actual room names, sizes, utility/services requirements, initial code constraints, and budget balance. No design work begins until your Program and Budget are balanced.
Conceptual Design | Step 2
Your next step is Conceptual Design where your focus will shift toward the Site Layout, Floor Plan(s), and Exterior Elevations. Practice efficiency, image, client/staff amenities, future expansion, services support, workstation locations and traffic flow receive our focus. Color renderings to assist with your design understanding, client/staff excitement or marketing efforts may be commissioned here at your option.
Should your municipality require a Preliminary Design Approval (Site Plan Review, Planning Commission, Architectural Review, Appearance Commission, etc.) design would stop here and additional services offered to solicit/gain these approvals in your behalf. Following any required approval(s), we would proceed to Schematic Design.
Schematic Design | Step 3
Schematic Design drawings will further design and detail the drawings prepared in Conceptual Design. Additional drawings will be added at this step to illustrate interior/exterior finishes, details, built ins, cabinetry, equipment locations, special systems (oxygen, anesthesia evacuation, exhaust, central vac, etc.), reception/waiting details, plumbing fixtures, and preliminary lighting/electrical/mechanical. Upon completion of this drawing package, clients are invited to our office for a final design review and a tour through our demonstration facility, which displays examples of virtually every finish material, fixture and system unique to our designs. These include floors (over 17 different installations), wall finishes, paint systems, wall coverings, acoustic treatments, reception desk, logo wall, waiting furnishings, exam/treatment cabinetry, lighting, windows, doors, frames, hardware, ceiling types, even oxygen valves and manifold.
These three steps complete the Phase I BDA Design Service. Following their completion, clients can proceed to any of three options to complete their project, which includes permit/engineering drawings, permitting, and building construction.