In the rapidly developing city of Lexington, a suburb of Columbia, owners Dr. Ginger Macaulay and Dr. Heyward Boyette knew they had outgrown their small concrete block hospital. They also knew Lexington was now large enough to sustain a 24 hour hospital to serve clients that suffer from those late night emergencies we all dread. Having met Peter Hill at the SEVC Veterinary conference, Dr. Macaulay called HDA Architects and began a relationship that continues to this day. Knowing that Dr. Macaulay and Dr. Boyette were tired of the small, dark hospital they were currently in, Peter Hill quickly developed a concept of allowing as much natural light into the hospital as possible. His design incorporated a full length clerestory that opened up the entire Lobby and Reception areas. To further increase the dramatic impact of this space, wood “X”-bracing was placed in the clerestory to create a stunning effect.
Medically, the new facility has 8 exam rooms, 3 of which back up to the Emergency Lobby and are used during the nighttime hours. 2 surgery suites, a separate area for special procedures, endoscopy, ultra-sound and other low invasive procedures, a centralized scavenger system, and large boarding facility provide the best care possible for both patients and anxious owners.
Almost 2 years later both owners and HDA receive constant compliments on this beautiful building. More importantly, the city of Lexington now has the capability to better serve it’s community.