Hospital Design Highlights at the 2011 CVC in San Diego: Speaker bios and other resources


Learn more about the veterinary architects who will help you build the clinic you want without breaking the bank.

Dan Chapel, AIA

Chapel Associates Architects, Little Rock, Ark.

Dan Chapel is president of Chapel Associates Architects in Little Rock, Ark., a nationally recognized firm specializing in animal facility design. His firm has participated in the design of more than 585 veterinary hospitals, veterinary specialty hospitals, animal emergency hospitals, boarding kennels, and animal shelters. Past projects include two Veterinary Economics Hospital of the Year awards and many Merit Award winners as well.

Chapel is a nationally recognized expert in the field of veterinary architecture, having served as a featured speaker on topics of animal facility design at all major veterinary conferences. He has spoken at every Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Conference since 1981.

Chapel has written or contributed information relating to veterinary hospital design for a number of books and publications. He has served on the Editorial Board of Veterinary Economics magazine since 1985. He has been a corporate member of the American Institute of Architects since 1976 and is licensed to practice architecture in many states. Additionally, he is certified as a licensed architect by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

Dan and his wife, Shelly, have one son, Tristan. The Chapels reside in Little Rock, Ark. Chapel is also a veteran. He served 23 years in the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve with service in Vietnam and both Persian Gulf wars. Among many awards and decorations, Dan received the Bronze Star for serving in the Gulf War. Chapel retired from the U.S. Army Reserve after achieving the rank of Major.

For a list of articles and video featuring Dan Chapel, click here.

Sal Longo Jr., AIA

Longo Architecture Studio, New Orleans

Sal Longo Jr. is the owner and principal architect of Longo Architecture Studio, LLC, an architectural firm in New Orleans specializing in the design of animal care facilities for over 13 years. He served as an adjunct instructor for six years at Tulane University School of Architecture, where he also received both his bachelor and master of architecture degrees. Longo Architecture Studio has received several Veterinary Economics awards, including the 2000 Hospital of the Year. Longo speaks at several conferences across the country on hospital design.

For video clips featuring Sal Longo, click here.

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