Apex Design Build was tasked with redeveloping renovating a former event space into a Scandinavian-inspired Ophthalmology Animal Hospital. The space was completely transformed into an airy, light-filled veterinary clinic that invites the lush, green landscape in.
Our design team worked to create a pet-friendly space that focuses on “Fear Free” principles of veterinary design that aim to keep pets safe and comfortable during their visits to the center. Muted tones and neutral colors allow patients and their owners to feel calm, while fun pops of pattern bring in a unique, boutique-style feel; one that hardly feels like an animal hospital. While these materials were chosen to follow the design intent, they do not compromise on durability and they will last even in a veterinary clinic.
Patients have ample space inside and even outside the clinic, as an outdoor patio was thoughtfully added for pets to have a more versatile space to relax or play before their treatment.
Back inside the building, calculating the right amount of lighting was a particularly challenging task for this veterinary clinic. Apex worked to find a balance between low light levels for pets to stay calm, while providing enough light for humans to work in the space. The lighting layout was carefully calculated to provide the exact amount of light needed throughout each space in the clinic.
The balance of high design elements and a patient-first approach allow Vet Vision Center to focus on their goal of providing the best possible eye care to keep patients happy and healthy.