Building Design for Animals

Wayne Usiak, AIA, NCARB, Architect, CEO

Wayne Usiak, AIA, NCARB

Wayne founded BDA Architecture in 1986 to specialize exclusively in animal care facilities. He has designed companion animal facilities for general and specialist practices, emergency / critical care, mixed practice, equine, bovine and university / research veterinary facilities. As senior principal at BDA, he has overseen over 2,000,000 square feet of animal facility designs, exceeding 300,000,000 dollars of aggregate construction value. Wayne has developed many of the standards used in animal facility design industry wide today. He speaks regularly at major conferences in the United States and abroad.

  • Registered Architect in fourteen states
  • Member of the American Institute of Architects
  • NCARB Certified
  • AAS Construction Technology
  • Master's and Bachelor's Degrees in Architecture (NY, 1980)

Paul Gladysz, AIA, NCARB, CSI, ICC, Principal Architect

Paul Gladysz, AIA, NCARB, CSI, ICC

A Principal of BDA Architecture, Paul has over 35 years experience in design and managing animal care facility projects. He has been involved in more than 300 veterinary designs, including 20 award-winning projects. His areas of special interest include: Project delivery methods including Design/Build and Construction Management, Lighting, Acoustical Control, and New Construction Materials and Methods.

Paul has over 400 Million Dollars in completed projects, in multiple project types, in almost every region of the country. He has published articles on the use of new construction materials and methods.

  • Registered Architect in twenty-three states
  • NCARB Certified
  • Member of the American Institute of Architects
  • Member of the Construction Specifications Institute
  • Member of the International Codes Council
  • Master's and Bachelor's Degrees in Architecture (NY, 1980)

Dave Gasser, AIA, NCARB, Principal Architect

Dave Gasser, AIA, NCARB

Since joining BDA Architecture in 1999, Dave Gasser has specialized his Architectural Degree in the design of animal care facilities. Over the past twenty-two years, he has completed over 100 animal care facilities all over the United States and Canada. Along with programming, conceptualizing and designing facilities, he also manages many of the projects thru their Construction. Dave is a Speaker at the fetch dvm360 Conference and has written articles for the dvm360 publications.

  • Registered Architect in nineteen states
  • Member of the American Institute of Architects
  • NCARB Certified
  • Bachelor's Degree in Architecture (NM, 1999)