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The Dental Clinic

Project Type: Commercial – New

Services Used:

Commercial Design
Dental Design
Interior Design & Planning
Project Administration
Interior Furniture and Furnishings

The Challenge:

The thought of a new building being added to landscape of Olds was exciting. The design needed to be respectful of the “Sacred Tree” located on the lot from the previous high school courtyard. The tree has become a town symbol and was the main topic of interest when reviewing the building ideas. The freestanding building would incorporate five open operatories, two closed suites, central sterilization, lab and a large reception including a kid’s play area. Reflecting the foothills was the driving vision for the building’s exterior and interior.

The Solution:

The integration of mountains, forest and prairies is evident in all aspects of the design while meeting the functional needs of a dental clinic. The design style with its sloped roofs, angular siding and cool grey tones speaks to the mountains. Wood elements and interior artwork bring the forest to life and a natural palette of earth tones and finishes represent the prairies. The sacred tree is the backdrop for the building and creates a cozy environment for the staff courtyard. A large reception area with family friendly furniture, self-serve coffee and the doctors own landscape photographs hang on the wall in large format to create a relaxed environment. Project administration ensured all elements were executed and the owner’s interests were respected throughout the project. The finished product is a welcome addition to the town and a statement of pride for the owners.