dvm360 Hospital Design Competition announces 2020 winners

March 25, 2020

Prescott Animal Hospital (Arizona) and Tustin Legacy Animal Hospital (California) win top honors as co-Hospitals of the Year.

Half of the 22 practices that entered the 2020 dvm360 Hospital Design Competition were honored for their beautiful and functional designs, including two Hospital of the Year award winners, two runners-up and eight merit award winners.

Check out the major design details for all of the winners below, and look for feature articles and photographs about these award-winning designs in the coming months right here on dvm360.com and in print in dvm360 magazine and Vetted. Also watch for our Hospital Design supplement coming with dvm360’s June issue for more tips, tricks and ideas from all of this year's winners that you can borrow to implement in your future projects.

Hospital of the Year (over 8,000 square feet)

WINNER: Prescott Animal Hospital, Prescott, AZ

  • Owners: Drs. Kenneth Skinner, Bryan Nolte and Cameron Dow
  • Exam rooms: 13
  • Total cost: $5,478,206
  • Cost per square foot: $305
  • Square footage: 14,885 (building only)
  • Structure type: Freestanding (owned by operator), new
  • Architect: Heather Lewis, Animal Arts
  • Photographer: Timothy Murphy Foto Imagery

RUNNER-UP: Eastern Animal Hospital, Baltimore, MD

  • Owner: Dr. Jonathan Kaufman
  • Exam rooms: 14
  • Total cost: $9,010,000
  • Cost per square foot: $259.36
  • Square footage: 16,433 (building only)
  • Structure type: Freestanding (owned by operator), new
  • Architect: BDA Architecture
  • Photographers: Matt Oberer, Janet Kahoe, Ross Spivak

RUNNER-UP: The PARC, Fort Worth, TX

  • Owner: Dr. Steve Hotchkiss
  • Exam rooms: 14
  • Total cost: $10,848,000
  • Cost per square foot: $276
  • Square footage: 25,037 (building only)
  • Structure type: Freestanding (owned by operator), new
  • Primary architect: Animal Arts Design Studio
  • Secondary architect: PGAL
  • Photographer: Timothy Murphy/Murphy Foto Imagery

Hospital of the Year (under 8,000 square feet)

WINNER: Tustin Legacy Animal Hospital, Tustin, CA

  • Owners: Drs. Celine Hayek and Kristen Negvesky
  • Exam rooms: 4
  • Total cost: $693,521.88
  • Cost per square foot: $3.58
  • Square footage: 2,685 (building only)
  • Structure type: New construction, leasehold (rented property, including shopping centers)
  • Architect: Saunders + Wiant Architects, Inc.
  • Photographer: Ian Wiant

Merit Award winners

Bulger Veterinary Hospital, Lawrence, MA

  • Owner: Ethos Veterinary Health
  • Exam rooms: 21
  • Total cost: $1,927,000
  • Cost per square foot: $382
  • Square footage: 17,500
  • Structure type: New construction, leasehold (rented property, including shopping centers)
  • Architect: Capone Architecture LLC
  • Photographer: Patrick Rogers Photography

Burlington Emergency & Veterinary Specialists, Williston, VT

  • Owner: Dr. Bryan Harnett
  • Exam rooms: 12
  • Total cost: $7,685,496
  • Cost per square foot: $335 (building only)
  • Square footage: 17,701
  • Structure type: New construction, freestanding (owned by operator)
  • Architect: Brad Rabinowitz
  • Photographer: Susan Teare

Deer Park Animal Hospital, Deer Park, TX

  • Owners: Drs. Dale S. Lonsford and Charmel Rodick
  • Exam rooms: 7
  • Total cost: $3,316,211
  • Cost per square foot: $218.01 (building only)
  • Square footage: 8,745
  • Structure type: New, freestanding (owned by operator)
  • Architect: BDA Architecture
  • Photographer: Jonathan Means, Go Polaris Studio

Hearthwood Veterinary Hospital, Vancouver, WA

  • Owner: Dr. Samuel J. Kopman
  • Exam rooms: 5
  • Total cost: $26,596,600
  • Cost per square foot: $355 (building only)
  • Square footage: 4,050
  • Structure type: New, freestanding (owned by operator)
  • Primary architect: Architectural Werks, Inc.
  • Secondary architect/contractor: Rotschy Inc.
  • Photographer: Spencer Redlinger, project engineer

Irvine Veterinary Services-University Park, Irvine, CA

  • Owners: Dr. Edward Cole and practice manager Pamela Cole
  • Exam rooms: 6
  • Total cost: $2,410,000
  • Cost per square foot: $337 (building only)
  • Square footage: 5,615
  • Structure type: Renovation with new veterinary improvements
  • Architect: Richard Rauh, AIA, Freedenfeld & Associates
  • Photographer: Falke Photography

Mount Laurel Animal Hospital, Mt. Laurel Township, NJ

  • Owners: Drs. Christopher Torre and Robert Mankowski
  • Exam rooms: 21
  • Total cost: $7,435,000
  • Cost per square foot: $248 (building only)
  • Square footage: 26,475
  • Structure type: Freestanding, new, renovation
  • Primary Architect: Jeffrey L. Grogan Architects
  • Secondary Architect: Fenwick Architects
  • Photographer: Hugh Loomis

Ruston Animal Clinic, Ruston, LA

  • Owner: Dr. Marion Sewell
  • Exam rooms: 6
  • Total cost: $1,245,500.00
  • Cost per square foot: $112.80 (building only)
  • Square footage: 5,328
  • Structure type: Freestanding, new
  • Architect: Niall Whatley
  • Photographer: Sherry Owens

Southview Animal Hospital, P.A., West Saint Paul, MN

  • Owner: Dr. Michael Foster
  • Exam rooms: 13
  • Total cost: $892,802.00
  • Cost per square foot: $137.32
  • Square footage: 13,294
  • Structure type: Newly owned property renovation in shopping center
  • Architect: Robert Vanney, Vanney & Associates
  • Photographer: Kelly Olson