CATEGORY: General Office & Professional Services
Without closing down the practice, the team at Buxton Kubik Dodd Design Collective added 6,000 square feet to the facility.
When the owners of Parkcrest Family Dental, who are also practicing professionals, came to Joyce Buxton of Buxton Kubik Dodd, they wanted to expand their facility while updating the look and function of existing spaces. The only caveat: The owners wanted to keep the facility running while construction and renovations occurred.
Biz 417: What was your team’s top priority when designing the space?
Joyce Buxton: “Without a doubt, the top priority was how to make the existing facility and the new addition seamless. We had to think about how to remodel the original building and add the addition onto the front of the building and make it look as if all of it was done at the same time. I think the finished project is successful in that regard. It’s completely seamless and cohesive.”
Biz: What is your personal favorite aspect of the project now that it’s done?
J.B.: “My personal favorite aspect is how you move through the space. Because of the long sweeping shapes, you never have that long sightline; it feels very soft. I like how when the curves come together there’s a node where there’s something interesting happening to indicate to change directions. The lighting tells people that it’s a transition point, and I think that makes it a very pleasing space to move through.”