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Southeastern Dermatology Consultants

Michael Brady, Inc.

Posted: June 20, 2018 | Projects

Michael Brady, Inc. was selected by Southeastern Dermatology Consultants (SDC) to design a new medical office building for their West Knoxville practice. SDC provides medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology, and desired a new building that would expand their ability to serve patients and allow room for growth. 

The new 6,100-square-foot office building includes designated areas for consultations, examinations, procedures, and product display. Located within an existing office park, site circulation, building scale and positioning were major concerns during design.

The building exterior is warm and inviting, with proportions that are more residential-looking than commercial. The lower eave heights, pitched shingle roof, and multiple windows make the building approachable, and the warm grey and brown color palette of brick and natural stone veneer fits into the regional character of East Tennessee.

Reflective glass was chosen for privacy of patients and staff as they conduct exams and procedures. The entrance was highlighted with a raised section of roof and stone. The stone stops short of the roof eave line – providing a feeling of lightness to the entrance roof. A secondary accent wall, for branding purposes, is located on the building’s south elevation, which faces the main road and neighboring drive-through coffeehouse.

Flow of patients and staff through the office is vital to creating an efficient practice. Equally important is an environment where patients feel welcome, calm, and confident in the care they are receiving. Exam and procedure rooms are placed along the building perimeter, with clerestory windows so patients have access to soothing natural light during their visit. Interior corridors allow simple circulation from patient check in to check out, and easy transition between patients for staff. Large storage closets are designed throughout the building for convenient laser and equipment storage.

There is a small lounge for patients to relax in while waiting for local anesthetics to take effect before procedures, located between the exam and procedure areas. A special retail space off the main waiting room displays products available for purchase. The product education office, which is near the retail space, offers patients the ability to learn and test recommended products so they can take the best care of their skin before, during, and after treatment. 

Interior spaces promote a relaxing environment, giving patients a sense of calm while they are in the office. The warm neutral and steel blue colors help create a medical spa environment that is comfortable and gender neutral.

Accent lighting and luxury finishes add a touch of glamour that delivers a subtle elegance. Casework in the exam and procedure rooms are medical grade pre-manufactured steel cabinet units with a wood grain veneer; they will withstand constant use as well as integrate with the decor and provide flexibility of reconfiguring as the practice grows. Custom product displays for the retail space were designed to be reminiscent of apothecary cabinets – with glass doors, heavy handles with back-plates, and metal storefront display shelves. 

All these effects help to create an inviting and warm medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology building that is both inviting and friendly to patients.

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Building Envelope: General Shale
Roofing: Landmark
Windows, Entrances & Storefronts: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®
Flooring: Mohawk, Shaw, Florida Tile, Burke & Schulter
Interior: Sherwin Williams, Pionite, Wilsonart, Cambria, Hanstone Quartz, Corian
Lighting: Acuity, Lithonia, LBL, Two Hills Studio, Acolyte, Modo, Elliptipar

PROJECT TEAM

Architect, Interior Design, Civil, Structural, Mechanical & Electrical Engineers
Michael Brady, Inc.
299 N. Weisgarber Road
Knoxville, TN 37919
www.michaelbradyinc.com

General Contractor
Jenkins & Stiles, LLC
10671 Deerbrook Drive
Knoxville, TN 37922

Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Date Bid: Jul 2016
Construction Period: Aug 2016 to May 2017          
Total Square Feet: 6,110
Site: .712 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Sizes: First floor, 6,110; total, 6,110 square feet.  
Building Height: First floor, 9′; total, 18′10″.  
Basic Construction Type: New.
Foundation: Slab-on-grade. 
Exterior Walls: Brick, stone.
Roof: Asphalt shingles. 
Floors: Concrete.
Interior Walls: Wood stud drywall.

View full project details in magazine issue May-June 2018.

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