Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Architects carve themselves a design niche.(Business)

Byline: Glen Rosales For the Journal

* A peek at veterinary work gives BDA in Albuquerque a specialty

When Wayne Usiak was studying architecture in college, he hung out with his brother's friends, many of whom were studying veterinary medicine.

Usiak kept up those friendships and ended up hearing a lot of complaints about poorly designed animal clinics and hospitals from a young generation of veterinarians.

And he decided to put that information to good use.

"I had no idea how successful I would be," said Usiak, one of the principal architects and founders of Albuquerque-based BDA Architecture, which has made a specialty of designing veterinarian-friendly clinics and hospitals.

"And I think probably relying on our expertise is responsible for our success," he said.

BDA formed in 1986 after the dissolution of another architectural firm left Usiak without a job. …

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