dvm360 Hospital Design Competition announces 2018 winners

March 1, 2018
Katie James, dvm360 Associate Content Specialist
Katie James, dvm360 Associate Content Specialist

Katie James is an Associate Content Specialist for UBM Animal Care. She produces and edits content for dvm360.com and its associated print publications, dvm360 magazine, Vetted and Firstline. She has a passion for creating highly-engaging content through the use of new technology and storytelling platforms. In 2018, she was named a Folio: Rising Star Award Honoree, an award given to individuals who are making their mark and disrupting the status quo of magazine media, even in the early stages of their careers. She was also named an American Society of Business Publication Editors Young Leader Scholar in 2015. Katie grew up in the Kansas City area and graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in journalism. Outside of the office her sidekick is an energetic Australian cattle dog mix named Blitz.

Two hospitals earn top honors as co-Hospitals of the Year.

Sixteen practices entered this year's dvm360 Hospital Design Competition* and seven earned awards in the 2018 competition-a Specialty Hospital of the Year, a General Practice Hospital of the Year and five Merit Award winners. Here are some interesting stats about the pool of entrants:

> The average project total cost was $3,561,657.

> The average square footage of the projects was 9,091 square feet.

> There were six renovations and 10 new construction projects.

> There were 14 freestanding buildings and two leasehold spaces.

Keep an eye out for tip-filled feature articles and gorgeous color photographs on these award-winning designs in the coming months right here on dvm360.com and in print in dvm360 magazine and Vetted. And watch for the special Hospital Design Supplement coming with dvm360 magazine's June 2018 issue for more tips, tricks and ideas from all of this year's winners that you can borrow to implement in your future projects.

Check out the winners on the pages that follow, but don't forget to cast your vote from all 16 hospitals for the People's Choice Award competition. Voting ends March 31!

*Formerly the Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Competition. Read more about this change here.

Did you build an amazing facility of your own? Enter the 2019 dvm360 Hospital Design Competition. Learn more here.

Specialty Hospital of the Year:

Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital by Ethos-Wheat Ridge, Colorado

Owners: Drs. Donald Ostwald, Lenny Jonas and Lori Wise; Marianne Mallonee, CVPM

Number of doctors: 55

Exam rooms: 27

Total cost: $16,455,073

Cost per square foot: $333.01

Square footage: 37,819   

Structure type: Addition, renovation

Architect: Brad Haswell, Studio DH Architecture

Secondary architect: Tony Cochrane, Animal Arts

Photographer: Tim Murphy, Murphy Foto Imagery

Month they'll be featured in dvm360 and Vetted magazines: March

 

General Practice Hospital of the Year:

Northpointe Veterinary Hospital-Yuba City, California

Owner: Dr. Steven Sanders

Number of doctors: 12

Exam rooms: 8

Total cost: $4,880,534

Cost per square foot: $367.90

Square footage: 9,419

Structure type: Freestanding, new

Architect: Richard Rauh, Rauhaus Freedenfeld & Associates

Photographer: Larry Falke, Falke Photography

Month they'll be featured in dvm360 and Vetted magazines: April

 

Merit Award winners:

Noah's Westside Animal Hospital-Indianapolis, Indiana

Owners: Dr. Mike Thomas, Chad Thomas

Number of doctors: 10

Exam rooms: 11

Total cost: $4,726,774

Cost per square foot: $207.71

Square footage: 14,877

Structure type: Freestanding, new

Architect: Wayne Usiak, BDA Architecture

Photographer: Jonathan Bednarski, Fotovan

Month they'll be featured in dvm360 magazine: May

 

 

Care Animal Hospital of Pleasant Prairie-Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

Owners: Drs. Russell Brewer, Rebecca Wilsey-Brewer

Number of doctors: 6

Exam rooms: 10

Total cost: $4,472,758

Cost per square foot: $268

Square footage: 11,836

Structure type: Freestanding, new

Architect: Steve Klessig, Keller Inc.

Secondary architect: Edward Klister, Birschbach & Associates

Photographer: Jennifer Pelphrey, Pelphrey Photography

Month they'll be featured in dvm360 magazine: July

 

 

Door County Veterinary Hospital-Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

Owner: Dr. Jordan Kobilca

Number of doctors: 2

Exam rooms: 4

Total cost: $1,438,713

Cost per square foot: $305.05

Square footage: 4,100

Structure type: Freestanding, new

Architect: Jeremy Lueck, DeLeers Construction

Secondary architect: Kelly Kueper, Integrity Engineering

Photographer: Cathy Carter, Fotosold

Month they'll be featured in dvm360 magazine: August

 

 

Gold Coast Center for Veterinary Care-Huntington, New York

Owner: Dr. Alan Coren

Number of doctors: 6

Exam rooms: 8

Total cost: $4,348,772

Cost per square foot: $319

Square footage: 5,783

Structure type: Freestanding, new   

Architect: Warren Freedenfeld, Rauhaus Freedenfeld & Associates

Photographer: Howard Doughty, Architectural Photography

Month they'll be featured in dvm360 magazine: September

 

 

Queenstown Veterinary Hospital-Queenstown, Maryland

Owner: Dr. Marianne Bailey

Number of doctors: 4

Exam rooms: 5

Total cost: $2,043,000

Cost per square foot: $385

Square footage: 1,900

Structure type: Freestanding, new

Architect: Mark Moore, FMD Architects

Photographer: Lori Gross, Red Leash Pet Photography

Month they'll be featured in dvm360 magazine: October