Photography is great way we tell stories about our buildings and showcase our work. When we want to demonstrate the reasoning behind our design, photography is an ideal way to show rather than tell. It’s more interesting and visually stimulating for our targeted audiences.
Recently, I had the privilege of attending the photo shoot of our Tufts University Foster Hospital for Small Animals. The project includes 18,000 SF interior renovation of the hospital’s existing clinical spaces, as well as a 4,000 SF two-story addition at the front of the hospital which serves as its main entry and face toward the street.
During the photo shoot, we focused on capturing the exterior of the new Addition along with the interior main entry, public waiting area, exam rooms and upstairs conference room. Keeping in mind the users of this specific space, our design needed to accommodate both people and animals and how the two groups would interact within the space.
This particular photoshoot had an added level of difficulty unlike other typical shoots. Since we were photographing an animal hospital, we wanted to stage the space in a realistic manner so we brought in a four-legged model – Dillon the dog. He proved to be the star of the show as he cooperated throughout the day being captured in many different photo ops to give our photos a realistic feel!