Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Competition announces 2017 winners

March 1, 2017
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 named co-Hospitals of the Year, four chosen as Merit Award winners.

Twenty-two hospitals entered the 2017 Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Competition and six were chosen as winners. Here's some interesting facts from this year's contest:

> The average project total cost was $2,099,787.

> There were nine renovations, and 13 new construction projects.

> There were 15 freestanding buildings and seven leasehold spaces.

Keep an eye out for tip-filled feature articles and glorious 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 in dvm360 magazine's June 2017 issue for more tips, tricks and ideas from all of this year's winners that you can steal (with our joyful permission!) 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 22 hospitals for the People's Choice Award competition. Voting ends April 8th!

General Practice Hospital of the Year: McGregor Boulevard Veterinary Clinic, Fort Meyers, Florida

Owner: Dr. Lura Jones

Number of doctors: 3 full-time

Exam rooms: 5

Total cost: $3,693,500

Building cost: $2,200,000 (building only; excludes land purchase, landscaping, parking lot, etc.)

Cost per square foot: $244

Square footage: 9,000

Structure type: New freestanding

Architect: Matthew D. Horton, EnSite

Secondary architect: Christopher Ressler, Studio+

Photographer: Stuart Gobey, Island Studio Photography

Month they'll be featured on dvm360.com and in dvm360 magazine: March

 

Specialty Practice Hospital of the Year: Pet Emergency Clinic & Referral Center, Spokane, Washington

Board of directors: Dr. Jeff Siems, Dr. Katie Dull, Dr. Linda Wood, Dr. Vern Streeter, Dr. Mark McFrederick, Dr. Michael O'Dea, Dr. Terry Brown

Number of doctors: 21 full-time, 1 part-time

Exam rooms: 10

Total cost: $5,659,103

Building cost: $3,057,000 (building only; excludes land purchase, landscaping, parking lot, etc.)

Cost per square foot: $197.83

Square footage: 15,453

Structure type: New freestanding

Architect: Tony Cochrane, Animal Arts

Photographer: Tim Murphy, FotoImagery

Month they'll be featured on dvm360.com and in dvm360 magazine: April

 

Merit Award winner: Village Veterinary Clinic of Hamburg, Hamburg, New York

Owner: Dr. Andrew M. Reyda

Number of doctors: 7 full-time, 1 part-tme

Exam rooms: 6

Total cost: $2,668,353

Building cost: $1,970,871 (building only; excludes land purchase, landscaping, parking lot, etc.)

Cost per square foot: $220

Square footage: 8,956

Structure type: New freestanding

Architect: Mark Hafen, formerly of Animal Arts

Secondary architect: James R. Bammel, Bammel Architects

Photographer: Tim Murphy, FotoImagery

Month they'll be featured on dvm360.com and in dvm360 magazine: May

 

Merit Award winner: CARE - Charlotte Animal Referral & Emergency, Charlotte, North Carolina

Owners: Dr. Laura Dvorak, Dr. Amy Fauber, Dr. Margaret Sayer

Number of doctors: 10 full-time, 2 part-time

Exam rooms: 8

Total cost: $6,001,757

Building cost: $3,248,904 (building only; excludes land purchase, landscaping, parking lot, etc.)

Cost per square foot: $139.96

Square footage: 23,214

Structure type: Renovation freestanding

Architect: Cary Perkins, McMillan, Pazdan and Smith

Photographer: Brian Osborne, The Professional Photography Group

Month they'll be featured on dvm360.com and dvm360 magazine: July

 

Merit Award winner: NorthStar VETS-Maple Shade, New Jersey

Owner: Dr. Daniel Stobie

Number of doctors: 39 full-time, 5 part-time

Exam rooms: 5

Total cost: $2,125,505

Building cost: $1,348,781 (building only; excludes land purchase, landscaping, parking lot, etc.)

Cost per square foot: $293

Square footage: 4,746

Structure type: Leasehold renovation

Architect: Jeffrey L. Grogan, Jeffrey L. Grogan Architects

Photographer: Hugh Loomis, Hugh Loomis Photography

Month they'll be featured on dvm360.com and in dvm360 magazine: August

 

Merit Award winner: Southwest Veterinary Medical Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Owners: Dr. Daniel Levenson; Jill Levenson, RVT

Number of doctors: 3 full-time, 1 part-time

Exam rooms: 4

Total cost: $2,022,524

Building cost: $1,005,667 (building only; excludes land purchase, landscaping, parking lot, etc.)

Cost per square foot: $106.93

Square footage: 6,038

Structure type: New freestanding

Architect: Wayne Usiak, BDA Architecture

Photographer: Kirk Gittings, Kirk Gittings Photography

Month they'll be featured on dvm360.com and in dvm360 magazine: September