Articles by Mark R. Hafen, AIA - Hospital Design
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Mark R. Hafen, AIA

Mark Hafen, AIA, is a founding member of Animal Arts, a veterinary design firm based in Boulder, Colo., that specializes in animal care facilities. Hafen is licensed to practice architecture in 40 states and was recently the lead architect on the 24,000 square-foot Upstate Veterinary Specialists in Greenville, South Carolina which won the Veterinary Economics 2007 Best Specialty Referral Hospital award.

Two veterinary hospitals that prove the industry has changed
July 10, 2013

General vs. specialty, corporate vs. private, large vs. small—these hospitals represent two very different directions you could take when building your new practice.

Hanging with Hafen: Now's the time to assess opportunities for practice growth
November 6, 2012

Consider these economic indicators when thinking about remodeling, expanding, or building a new veterinary practice.

Hanging with Hafen: Making the most of a lease space practice
October 21, 2012

Here's how to maximize your square footage and your dollars in a leasehold facility.

The hard facts of evidence-based veterinary hospital design
September 5, 2012

Statistical analysis across many industries shows the benefits of letting nature in.

Hanging with Hafen: A look back at veterinary cage designs
August 7, 2012

Here's a look at how caging and caging needs have changed over the years.

Hanging with Hafen: Do veterinary boarding, grooming and retail right
July 10, 2012

Here are some examples of stellar veterinary facilities that built the most effective way.

Hanging with Hafen: The right space at the right time
June 5, 2012

No matter what stage of your career you're in, your veterinary facility should always be top of mind.

Hanging with Hafen: Thoroughly understand the decision to build a new practice
May 1, 2012

To "grok" means to fully understand something. Before you head into the process of building a new veterinary practice, grok it.

Hanging with Hafen: Last but not least
April 11, 2012

Here's a look back at the best of the best hospital design winners.





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