The trend in veterinary clinic lobby design: An actual design

August 16, 2016
Heather E. Lewis, AIA, NCARB
Heather E. Lewis, AIA, NCARB

Heather Lewis, AIA, NCARB, is a partner at Animal Arts, an architecture firm in Boulder, Colorado and frequent HospitalDesign360 conference speaker. She's a lighting geek and a (seriously) devoted advocate of minimizing pets' stress and anxiety during their veterinary visits. She has designed practices and shelters that range in size from 1,200 square feet to 110,000 square feet. During grad school (as a break from architorture) she trained miniature horses to pull carts!

Just because the space was created by an architect doesn't mean the design work is done.

While much thought goes into the construction of a veterinary clinic in terms of space efficiency, traffic flow, and other business considerations, often the final state of the waiting area leaves something to be desired. But veterinary architect and Hospital Design Conference educator Heather Lewis is happy report a trend of interior designers being enlisted to deliver sophisticated looks to these important front-of-house areas. Watch the video to learn more.