Project consisted of the complete demolition and reconstruction of the Dental Faculty Practice located in 6,628ft of the second floor in the University of Missouri at Kansas City, School of Dentistry.
Due to changes in dental technology and practice methods the existing design and layout of the Dental Faculty Practice Office had become outdated and disorganized. The dentist of the Faculty Practice approached Guy Gronberg Architects, P.C. to resolve their space plan issues. Aesthetically they desired a facility that patients would recognize as being separate from the School of Dentistry. The maze like layout of the existing space was replaced with a simple layout of two long bays of patient chairs on each side of a central service core. The facility was set apart from the remainder of the School of Dentistry by its use of warm materials such as wood trim and ceramic tile, and by its enhanced lighting design. Lighting elements included decorative pendants in the waiting room, concealed soffit lighting in the circulation spaces, and wall washer accent lights at the foot of the patient chairs highlighting artwork.