Building Design for Animals

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

Paul Gladysz, AIA, NCARB, CSI, ICC

A Principal of BDA Architecture, Paul has over 30 years’ experience in design and managing of animal care facilities. Involved in over 300 animal health care projects, including 20 award-winning projects, he specializes in veterinary specialty, referral and critical care centers and animal boarding.

An expert in animal care architecture, Paul has completed projects in almost every region of the country and abroad. He has contributed articles to veterinary publications and published articles on the use of new construction materials and methods.

Paul is also a founding partner of CMP, Inc., a construction and equipment integration company dedicated exclusively to animal care facilities.

  • Registered Architect in twenty-two 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, Architect, Partner

Dave Gasser, AIA, NCARB

Since joining BDA Architecture in 1999, Dave has specialized his architectural degree in the design of animal care facilities. Over the past twenty-three years, he has completed over 100 animal care facilities all over the United States, Canada and abroad. His projects include veterinary hospitals, animal adoption shelters, equine and mixed animal practices, and university veterinary school facilities.

As an expert in animal care architecture, Dave speaks at major veterinary conferences in the United States and has written articles for veterinary publications.

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

Colin Campbell, AIA, NCARB, Architect, Partner

Colin Campbell, AIA, NCARB

Colin has been a part of BDA since 2002, and has designed veterinary hospitals and animal care projects throughout the country. With facilities ranging in size from 1,200 square feet to 56,000 square feet, he has become an expert in animal care architecture projects large and small.

Over the years Colin’s work has included veterinary general practice hospitals, referral and specialty centers, and veterinary emergency facilities, with a number of these receiving veterinary hospital design awards. Colin is also experienced in veterinary university projects, animal shelters and working dog facilities.


Becky Gasser, NCARB, Director of Design, Partner

Becky Gasser, NCARB

Becky joined the BDA team in 2010 after graduating with a degree in Architecture. Her love for animals, combined with her passion for design, inspired Becky to pursue a specialized career in the design & construction of animal care facilities.

She has completed animal care facility projects all across the United States, ranging from pet resorts and veterinary hospitals to animal shelters and guide dog facilities. Her areas of expertise include floor plan design, 3D modeling and rendering, exterior elevation design, interior design, and material selection.

As an experienced animal care facility designer, Becky shares her specialized expertise by speaking at veterinary conferences alongside other industry experts.