We Understand the Inherent Value of Quality


Veterinary Hospital Architects

At HDA Architects we don’t sell architecture, we sell a better life.  A future that you have always dreamt of for your company, your staff, and your clients.  We are dream catchers.  Through insight and innovation, we coalesce your dreams into a new reality, a new future for you.  If you can conceive it, we can create it.  We make dreams come true.  The first step is to call or email us.  We’ll take it from there.

Peter Hill, AIA

Our Services

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Planning & Team Building

Our first job is often simply helping our clients determine what they need. This certainly pertains to the physical size of the project, but also budget, time frame, and possibly phasing considerations. We work with our clients to carefully document the goals and determined the needs for the project. From that process of discussion & examination, we assemble the perfect team consisting of engineers, designers, planners, financiers, and contractors.
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Building Design

Once the project is fully programmed, we start with building design. Bringing many years of experience to the design process, we are able to examine many ideas and options very quickly. Our designers collaborate frequently with one another, but also with the construction administrators, for feedback from the field. Our designs emulate not just the image of the practice we are designing for, but also the culture of the business. We personify the essence of our clients in their design.
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Plans & Specs

Our project managers, work with a team of people to make sure the plans and specifications for our project achieve the highest accuracy. Using state of the art CAD and BIM modeling software, we create a complete model of the project before we build the real project. Incorporating all the building systems into the model allows our team to find conflicts and solve problems before they are problems. Or process is completely transparent as well. Our Client Portal allows customer to see, copy and print current documents, plans and details at any time.
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Construction Services

After the prices come in, we are your advocates during the entire construction progress, including purchasing equipment. We typically help select qualified Contractors, and we monitor all the construction activity. We check the work often and make sure the contractors are using the right materials and finishes. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that in the end, you are presented with the building you’ve always envisioned. A perfect fit for your practice.

Architectural Experience


Veterinary Architect

HDA Architects and our staff have been working with Veterinarians across the South Atlantic region for over 35 years.  The changes and innovations we have seen in animal health have been breathtaking.   Everything from the conception and development of the feline only practice, to the treatment of exotics, to the FearFree program, and the boom in specialty boarding, has driven the design of the animal hospitals.  It has been an amazing time to be a veterinary architect. 

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Medical Architect

The technology explosion over the last 35 years has impacted many industries.  None as much as the medical profession.  No medical specialty has escaped the impact innovation has brought with new equipment, new procedures, and new possibilities.  There are innumerous factors that drive the delivery of health care, and it’s the delivery of healthcare that drives the design of the project. 

Our Services

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Food Service, QSR, and Brewery Design

We love a challenge, and anything that involves commercial food service or kitchen design is always a fun project.  Whether you’re working on a brewery, distillery, quick serve restaurant, or commercial kitchen remodel, we have the experience, the team and equipment connections to make your project a success.


Multi Family Architect

I think we did our first apartment projects in the mid 1980’s.  We are still helping developers and investors provide solid, innovative, and long lasting multi-family housing even today.  Although the styles have changed and the projects have sometimes gotten a lot bigger, we are intrigued and drawn to helping families create a home in their apartments, townhouses and condominiums. 

Our Projects

Veterinary Architecture Example




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“Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.”

- Frank Gehry