Dan Chapel, AIA, NCARB
Dan Chapel is president of Chapel Associates in Little Rock, Ark., a nationally recognized firm specializing in animal facility design. His firm has participated in the design of more than 500 veterinary hospitals, boarding kennels, and animal shelters. Past projects include two
Veterinary Economics Hospitals of the Year and several Merit Award winners. Chapel is a nationally recognized expert in the field of veterinary architecture, and has served as a featured speaker on topics of animal facility design at all major veterinary conferences. He has spoken at every Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Conference since 1981 and has served on the Veterinary Economics Editorial Advisory Board since 1985. For a list of articles and video by Chapel, click here.
VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Aug 27, 2015
The right planner will anticipate and handle your headaches and red tape
VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Oct 01, 2014
Are you stuck in a strip mall or neighborhood that's seen better days? Try these tips from veterinary architect Dan Chapel, AIA, to freshen up your practice's look.
VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Feb 01, 2014
First impressions are crucial. Here's how you can give your practice a facelift and impress clients upon arrival.
HOSPITAL DESIGN SUPPLEMENT - Jul 05, 2013
Repurpose these existing facilities and save big money.
VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Jun 04, 2012
The savvy editors at Veterinary Economics are seeing more of these design elements. Here's input from expert veterinary architects about how to jump on the bandwagon.
VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Jun 01, 2011
What kind of doors should I install in my practice's entryway?
HOSPITAL DESIGN SUPPLEMENT - Mar 03, 2011
Take a hard look at issues of functionality and traffic when designing a clinic.
- Jan 25, 2011
Q: What kind of client seating should I use in my reception area? I?d like it to be comfortable but also durable and easy to clean.
HOSPITAL DESIGN SUPPLEMENT - Jan 06, 2011
Building a new facility may seem daunting; remodeling may seem messy. Dan Chapel, AIA, weighs in on both sides.
HOSPITAL DESIGN SUPPLEMENT - Oct 28, 2010
Creative use of space in the veterinary clinic makes money is good for the budget.
VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Jan 12, 2010
I have an idea of what I?d like my clinic to look like. Now how do I design an equally impressive parking lot?
VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Oct 16, 2009
Video: Veterinary architect Dan Chapel tells you what to look for in a building site
VETERINARY ECONOMICS - May 05, 2009
If your resources are skimpy, here's how to use them wisely, says architect Dan Chapel.
HOSPITAL DESIGN SUPPLEMENT - Mar 02, 2009
Architect Dan Chapel reveals what veterinarians regret the most about the first hospitals they build.