mark r. hafen, veterinary hospital design

Here is an example of the detail (including medical equipment, caging, work stations, furniture and furnishings)  included in the Schematic Floor Plan that I will produce for you.

Dr. Dermot Jevens, Dipl ACVS, Upstate Veterinary Specialists, Greenville SC

The Schematic Floor Plan that I produce will be an accurate, to scale, floor plan showing building and room configurations, room sizes, walls, doors, and windows. Additionally it will show the location of veterinary medical equipment, caging, cabinetry, furnishings, furniture and work stations.  


In most cases I can produce this drawing in as little as a few weeks. 


This information can then be given to your local architect, and/or contractor for development into the final Working Drawings for your project. 

"Having completed three projects with Mark we have repeatedly seen his uncanny ability to identify our most pressing needs, and then design a uniquely functional and efficient clinic for our use."

The only thing I do is design and produce customized and detailed initial floor plan designs for your veterinary medical facility, i.e. the Schematic Floor Plan. I do not do the Working Drawings, that's somebody else's job, and I'm happy to let them do it. 


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smaller can be better.

In my past life I was a licensed architect, and a founding partner of Animal Arts Design Studios, specializing in the design and construction of hundreds of veterinary facilities across the United States, Canada and the world, many of them Veterinary Economics Award Winners.


Three years ago I launched smaller can be better a one-man design firm that specializes in producing outstanding veterinary hospital design...  mainly for small veterinary projects, in small spaces.


I promise to work one-on-one with you to maximize the potential of any space. My goal: to wring the most productivity from small and challenging spaces.


Over the years a great many veterinarians and veterinary design "experts" have seemingly pushed toward bigger...and bigger. Now that I've had time to reflect on things past, I'm not sure that is a good thing. I think it is time to turn over a new leaf... to produce the best possible veterinary hospital design, but more specifically to build smaller and smarter.