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  Sandhills Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Sandhills Oral & Maxillofacial SurgeryArchitect

Designed To Build
1920 Fort Bragg Road, Fayetteville, NC 28303

General Description

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.

Construction Team

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.


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