Arguably, the biggest challenge an architect faces is a difficult site. Dr. Diana and Jory Olsen presented HDA Architects with just such a challenge in the summer of 2005. After operating out of a small retail center space for several years, the Olsen’s knew if they were to expand business, they needed to expand space. They were fortunate to find an excellent piece of property in a flourishing part of North Atlanta.
The challenge lay in that the lot was extremely tight to accommodate the size building the Olsen’s required. After careful site analysis and constant communication with local planning and development, HDA was able to meet the demands of both owners and government. The new Greater Atlanta Veterinary Medical Group features state of the art medical equipment. Items such as digital radiology, oxygen generation, centralized scavenging, and closed circuit video were incorporated into the building.
The Olsen’s practice also provided the unique challenge in that they operate both a general practice as well as a specialist & referral center. The combination of these two practices under one roof required redundant systems and an expanse lab and diagnostic center.