Veterinary Architectural Design To Suit Your Needs

Chapel Associates Architects of Little Rock, Arkansas, is a nationally recognized firm specializing in animal facility design.  Practical, award-winning designs have always been the hallmark of this firm. Chapel Associates has participated in the design of hundreds of veterinary hospitals, veterinary specialty hospitals, animal emergency hospitals, boarding kennels and animal shelters since 1977.  Past projects have included multiple dvm360 Hospital Design Competition winners and Merit Design Awards from Vetted Magazine (Formerly Veterinary Economics Magazine) 

Nationally Recognized, Award-Winning Veterinary Architecture Design

Dan Chapel, President of Chapel Associates Architects in Little Rock, Arkansas, is a nationally recognized expert in the field of veterinary architecture.  Dan has served as a featured speaker on topics of animal facility design at all major veterinary conferences. Additionally, Dan has spoken at every dvm360 Hospital Design Conference since 1981.

Dan has authored or contributed information relating to hospital design for many veterinary hospital design related books and publications. 

Dan has been a corporate member of the American Institute of Architects since 1976 and is licensed to practice architecture in many states.  Additionally, he is certified as a licensed architect by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

Dan and his wife, Shelly reside in Little Rock. They have one son, Tristan. Dan is also a veteran, attaining the rank of Major.  He served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve, with decorated service during both the Vietnam and Persian Gulf Wars.

Why Choose Us

Exceptional veterinary architecture addresses the functional and aesthetic demands of your practice. In addition, it contributes to the success of your veterinary work. At Chapel Associates Architects, we understand that veterinary facility design is a breed apart.

More than any other type of building, the proper arrangement of rooms, traffic flow, maximum utilization of space, and location of cabinetry or equipment is important in veterinary and boarding kennel design. Issues such as noise reduction, air quality and pathogen control must be fully understood and addressed. Your facility’s floor plan, choice of finish materials and appearance should accurately reflect your practice goals and image.

Spaces within each hospital, shelter or boarding kennel must be efficient, functional and welcoming to your staff and clients. Your environment needs to clearly communicate your professionalism and your dedication to the health, comfort and well-being of the animals placed in your care. Areas that offer pet products and ancillary services such as boarding, grooming and training must be designed to maximize productivity and profit.

In short, every aspect of your project from broad city planning issues to minuscule design decisions impact the success of your building. All are critical elements of the overall design and construction process. In these areas Chapel Associates Architects takes the Blue Ribbon.

Whether you are building a totally new facility, planning an addition, remodeling, or completing a tenant finish-out, we understand that your investment is significant. The expertise of Chapel Associates Architects will save you money by helping you avoid errors or omissions that may result in additional cost or inconvenience.

Our experience with projects of all sizes allows us to anticipate and meet specialized requirements in the most cost-effective way. We know where money can be saved without sacrifice to quality and where it would be wise to invest in the best you can afford. We know how to get things done in the best way, with the biggest construction savings for you!

Awards & Professional Accomplishments

Chapel Associates Architects unique combination of innovation, knowledge, work ethic and sincere personal interest equals award-winning veterinary architecture.  We are nationally recognized for our extensive and specialized experience in award-winning veterinary architecture since 1977.

Chapel Associates Architects is a corporate member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).  We are licensed in many states, hold a National Council of Architectural Registration Boards certification and can readily meet any state’s architectural licensing requirements, should additional state credentials be required.

  • Repeat winner of the “dvm360 Hospital Design Competition” and recipient of many Merit Design Awards from Vetted Magazine (Formerly Veterinary Economics Magazine)
  • Design and consultation of hundreds of animal care facilities across the United States and several foreign countries
  • Frequent featured speaker on animal facility design at all major veterinary conferences since 1981
  • Regularly published author of hospital design topics