“Every building deserves the maximum amount of artistic exploration with a considered, deliberate approach. We seek to create spaces which impart feelings that you’re a participant in something exceptional, where function leads to calm, awe or inspiration. Our core values strive to convey that quality in every project we touch, from the modest to the extravagant.” ~Fredrick Franko, Director of Design
To design a new family dental practice facility.
To minimize costs and meet an aggressive schedule, the project was run as a modified design/build. The selected local contractor, Berry Builders, had worked with HHA previously. Design began in mid-October with the intent to have the shell completed before winter weather set in so the interior fit-up could be done over the winter and have the facility opened in the spring. With only four weeks to prepare documents for a building permit, the team worked closely with the owner and contractor as well as a dental equipment supplier to design the ideal layout and exterior shell to fit the pre-determined budget and the site constraints. The owner’s wanted the building to have a residential scale but also to be notable and unique. This resulted in a design with large windows and extensive accent colored trim. A rustic stone and timber frame entry continues the trim line and forms a clear and welcoming entrance. The design includes eight operatories, a 24-seat waiting room with vaulted ceiling, X-Ray area, laboratory, sterilization area, offices and support spaces.