If the devil is indeed in the details, you’ll want to take notes as the Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Conference faculty share their checklists, insights, and experience. Take a moment to get to know our talented faculty, and to take a sneak peek at “one key thing” they say you’ll take home from this conference that will have a truly positive impact on the success of your project.
Dan Chapel, AIA, President, Chapel Associates Architects, Little Rock, AR “I hope that all of the attendees will take away the importance of doing enough brainstorming, pre-planning, crystal ball reading, or whatever it takes to develop an efficient, functional floor plan for the project. The Floor Plan is the key to a successful hospital. All hospital functions and elements must be included (even the less sexy features like storage, mechanical, etc.).
Brian Conrad, CVPM, Meadow Hills Veterinary Center, Kennewick, WA “Building your hospital is just the start – the work ramps up after the ribbon cutting ceremony, when you create the plan that pay for it! How you’ll staff it, create effective work flows, implement new maintenance protocols, and make it profitable and sustainable. Now that’s a BIG ribbon!”
Dave Gasser, AIA, Partner, BDA Architecture, Albuquerque, NM
Gary Glassman, CPA, Partner, Burzenski & Company PC, East Haven, CT “The IRS can actually help you pay for your project. This is legit, and it is real money, not a loophole. But you have to know how to design your new construction to maximize your tax deduction.”
Scott Learned, MS, MBA, PE, LEED AP, President, Design Learned, Inc., Norwich, CT
Heather Lewis, AIA, NCARB, Partner, Animal Arts, Boulder, CO “My ‘one key thing’ is to learn enough about the hospital design process that you can pay attention to the PRODUCT that you are creating. I see this time and time again – those who are familiar with and comfortable with the language of hospital design can speak that language best.”
Vicki Pollard, AIA, CVT, Partner, Animal Arts, Boulder, CO “Early equipment selection and careful review of its associated electrical, plumbing and cabinetry requirements during the design process will present an inundation of change orders during construction.”
Wayne Usiak, AIA, NCARB, CEO and Founder, BDA Architecture, Albuquerque, NM “Attendees will leave this conference with a new confidence in their understanding of the process, the players, the pitfalls, and the areas they need to pay particular attention to in their own project. New ideas will be presented that they never even considered before the conference. Their excitement will be heightened as they leave full of this new knowledge of how to make their dream a reality, how to use their team to get their, and how they can make their project beautiful, functional, and affordable.”
Becky Valentine, Project Manager, BDA Architecture, Albuquerque, NM