Olathe Animal Hospital

Olathe Animal Hospital

Award-Winning Veterinary Facility, Olathe, KS

Challenges

  • Expand the overall size of the Olathe Animal Hospital to meet growing demands on this expanding practice
  • Build a veterinary hospital with a functional floor-plan for hospital staff and visitors
  • Showcase the quality and diversity of Dr. Romain’s veterinary practice
  • Increase space -both indoors and outside –for animal play, rest and recovery
  • Update entire facility to meet changing AAHA standards
  • Design an exterior with a “high-tech” look to match surrounding commercial buildings
  • Utilize energy efficient and cost-effective materials throughout the new facility

Strategies

  • Assemble a Rose Design Build team of experienced architects, project managers and superintendents to oversee the design/build process from start to finish
  • Consult with Dr. Romain’s team and technicians to establish the needs and desires of the hospital staff and incorporate them into a highly functional floor plan design
  • Design/build with keen awareness of current and future AAHA regulations, ensuring the continued AAHA accreditation of the facility
  • Standardized materials and construction techniques were used to maximize energy efficiency and respect budget restraints

Results

  • A 5,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility that exceeded the owner’s expectations, as well as won a Merit Award in the 2003 Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Competition.
  • Functional floor plan was achieved using a pinwheel design that allows for increased traffic flow for staff, visitors and the animals
  • The prominent new location, high-tech facility and quality of the design and construction led to a 43% growth in Dr. Romain’s client growth within the first ten months of opening the new hospital