Sandhills Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Designed To Build
1920 Fort Bragg Road, Fayetteville, NC 28303
Location: Fayetteville, North Carolina
Date Bid: Feb 2007
Construction Period: Feb 2007 to Sep 2007
Total Square Feet: 2,214 Site: 0.37 acre.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: First floor, 2,214; total, 2,214 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 17’6”; total, 17’6”.
Basic Construction Type: Renovation/VB.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, unit. Exterior Walls: Brick.
Roof: Asphalt shingle, membrane. Floors: Concrete.
Interior Walls: Wood stud drywall.
Structural Engineer: Designed to Build - 1920 Fort Bragg Road,
Fayetteville, NC 28303
General Contractor: Generations Construction - 4249 Tyndall
Bridge Road, Salemburg, NC 28385
Electrical & Mechanical Engineer: Coastal Plains Engineering - 30
Three Hunts Drive, Pembroke, NC 283729
The formation of a brand new partnership required the gutting of, and
addition to an existing building to create a new maxillofacial surgical
center. The existing building was stripped down to the studs and the
spaces were reconfigured to create the best possible surgical
experience. Because of the specific requirements of this particular
dental specialty the building is divided into three programmatic zones.
The first zone accommodates the arriving patients in a comfortable and
soothing reception area. Patient records, billing, the initial exam,
consultation and x-ray capabilities are all provided in this area, while
preserving the privacy of the patients. The interior design in this zone
reflects an intimate, cozy and more traditional aesthetic.
The second zone satisfies the requirements of the surgical nature of
this practice with four spacious surgery rooms. Convenient access is
provided to the lab and sterilization areas. A generous and airy
recovery room with direct access to the parking lot is also provided to
give patients the easiest experience possible. The finishes in this zone
are down to business and meet the high cleanliness standards that are
expected of a surgical space. The lighter colors were specified to help
reflect the light to improve illumination.
The third zone accommodates the doctor's offices and a large employee
lounge and seminar area. The color scheme was drastically changed in
this zone to warmer colors as a way to encourage interaction and the
exchange of ideas. As the doctors participate in community education
relating to dental care and other topics, this area was given a separate
entrance. This entry provides public access while keeping the practice
and its activities private.
As the project was built in the medical center of town it needed to be
easily recognizable, while not overwhelming the neighbors. So a curve
was added to the front of the facade and the signage was updated and
moved to a more prominent location. As the parking needed to be
maintained, and more accessibility was needed since most patients are
under the effects of anesthesia as they leave, generous curb cuts and
new sidewalks were poured.
To revitalize the tired and diseased plantings on the site and to
provide some solar shading new plantings were established. A stand of
bamboo was added on the backside of the property. New healthy trees and
shrubs were planted to bring new color and life to the project.
This successful venture revitalizes an old building, elevates the dental
care of the region, and provides continuing education seminar space,
much needed in this highly concentrated area of medical providers.