Heather Lewis, AIA, NCARB, is a partner at Animal Arts, an architecture firm in Boulder, Colorado. She's a lighting geek and a (seriously) devoted advocate of minimizing pets' stress and anxiety during their veterinary visits. She has designed practices and shelters that range in size from 1,200 square feet to 110,000 square feet. During grad school (as a break from “architorture”) she trained miniature horses to pull carts!
Veterinary architect Heather Lewis is here to remind the veterinary world that even man’s closest of animal companions still sees, smells, hears and experiences vary differently in crucial ways. Keeping that truth in mind helps immensely when it comes to designing a low-stress environment.