If the plan is too crazy or expensive, your architect will rein you in!
Considering patient comfort on the same level as functional efficiency when designing a veterinary clinic is becoming a standard approach. This makes perfect sense, unless the concepts become cost prohibitive. Veterinary architect and Hospital Design faculty member Heather Lewis, AIA, NCARB, says you should entertain all design ideas that foster Fear Free medicine-as long as they don't increase the price tag of size of the project. She points out that the concept is for every clinic: "Fear Free is not a premium idea-we can incorporate it into any hospital setting." Click the video for more.