What in the world is a schematic design?

March 22, 2017
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!

The dream-into-reality moment of your veterinary design project explained.

Of the seemingly countless steps of a veterinary hospital building project, one of the first is one of the most rewarding, says architect and CVC educator Heather Lewis, AIA, NCARB. "It means creating the floorplans, designing the site plan and the outside of the building," she explains. Click the video for more.