dvm360 Hospital Design Competition announces 2019 winners

March 1, 2019
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.

dvm360, dvm360 April 2019, Volume 50, Issue 4

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

Seventeen practices entered this year's dvm360 Hospital Design Competition and five earned awards in the 2019 competition-an over 8,000 square foot Hospital of the Year, an under 8,000 square foot Hospital of the Year and three Merit Award winners. Here are some interesting stats about the pool of entrants:

  • The average project total cost was $2,049,702.60.
  • The average square footage of the projects was 7,070 square feet.
  • There were six renovations and 11 new construction projects.
  • There were 13 freestanding buildings and four leasehold spaces.

Keep an eye out for 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 May 2019 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 17 hospitals for the People's Choice Award competition. Voting ends March 31!

Over 8,000 square foot Hospital of the Year

Coyne Veterinary Center: Crown Point-Crown Point, Indiana

  • Owner(s): Drs. John Coyne and Jeremey Buishas
  • Number of doctors: 4
  • Exam rooms: 11
  • Total cost: $4,912,883
  • Cost per square foot: $298.8
  • Square footage: 15,633
  • Structure type: Freestanding, new
  • Architect: Michael Matthys, Linden Group Architects
  • Secondary architect: Jason Sanderson, RWE Management Company
  • Photographer: Paul Strabbing, Paul Strabbing Photography
  • Month featured in print: March  

Under 8,000 square foot Hospital of the Year

West Kendall Animal Hospital-Miami, Florida

  • Owner(s): Dr. Jeffrey L. Davidson
  • Number of doctors: 1
  • Exam rooms: 3
  • Total cost: $498,536
  • Cost per square foot: $201.38
  • Square footage: 2,100
  • Structure type: Leasehold, renovation
  • Architect: Rauhaus Freedenfeld & Associates
  • Secondary architect: None
  • Photographer: Craig Denis Creative
  • Month featured in print: April

Merit Award winners

El Paso Animal Hospital-Derby, Kansas

  • Owner(s): Drs. Gary D. Oehmke and Jeffrey J. Herod
  • Number of doctors: 6
  • Exam rooms: 8
  • Total cost: $3,418,820
  • Cost per square foot: $288.40
  • Square footage: 8,878
  • Structure type: Freestanding, new
  • Architect: Paul Gladysz, BDA Architecture
  • Photographer: Cody Tracy
  • Month featured in print: June

Goose Creek Veterinary Clinic-Ashburn, Virgin

  • Owner(s): Dr. Margaret Fortier
  • Number of doctors: 1
  • Exam rooms: 3
  • Total cost: $650,000
  • Cost per square foot: $124
  • Square footage: 3,000
  • Structure type: Leasehold, new construction
  • Architect: Charles Joch, CHJ3 Architecture
  • Photographer: Margaret Fortier
  • Month featured in print: July

Petersen Pet Hospital-Hiawatha, Iowa

  • Owner(s): Dr. Bradley D. Petersen
  • Number of doctors: 4
  • Exam rooms: 7
  • Total cost: $3,328,006
  • Cost per square foot: $273.86
  • Square footage: 9,580
  • Structure type: Freestanding, new
  • Architect: Solum Lang
  • Photographer: Read Photography
  • Month featured in print: August
download issueDownload Issue : dvm360 April 2019