Village Vet Clinic
The Village Vet Clinic is a 9,000 square foot, two-story veterinary clinic in upstate New York. The building’s structure is comprised of metal stud framing, steel columns, TJI’s and wood trusses. The exterior is clad with brick veneer and stucco and has a fiberglass cornice to cap the parapet.
The client’s existing practice had been run out of a two-story house built in the late 1800’s. While there wasn’t any doubt about tearing down the old building, the client was weary of shutting down his practice during the construction process. I pushed the new structure to the southern portion of the site in response, wrapping the new building around the old, being careful to allow for the required demolition clearances.
In addition to the existing building constraint, the site sat facing Buffalo Street, Hamburg’s main commercial artery in the downtown area. Recent zoning codes mandated that any new construction in the area follow a strict set of construction guidelines. As such, I was required to situate the building on a zero lot line on the south and to front the building on the west property line.