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When SullivanDay began working with architect Krech, O’Brien, Mueller & Associates, Inc., on a new 6,437-square-foot veterinary clinic and hospital for the owner and her staff, we initially received a cocktail napkin sketch of the vision for the building and little information about what the project would entail. The project was completed on time and on budget as part of a planned community in 2008.

Our Approach
Demonstrating our creative flexibility and attention to detail, the SullivanDay team developed a comprehensive scope of work with a complete narrative, project details, reference points and additional sketches. When it was time to present the information, we continued to collaborate with the veterinarian and the architect, revising the budget and design, assisting with the lengthy city approval process and even working with leaders of the planned community, Liberty Village, to ensure the design blended well with its surroundings. Special features included a surgical suite, heated flooring for pet runs, and a comfort room for pets receiving acupuncture. Pet owners can also use the relaxing comfort room to process the next step for an aging pet. Construction continued through the winter to meet the owner’s timeline.

Results
By creating a close partnership up front with the client as well as our project partners, the city of Stillwater and planned community leaders, we delivered a beautiful new pet hospital that is appreciated by both pets and people. The facility is designed for office expansion on the second floor and the addition of more exam rooms. This will not impact the building’s footprint, which is located by a beautiful pond with pedestrian walking path. The hospital won a Merit Award for hospital design from Veterinary Economics magazine and received a full-color article about the facility design and results.