FRITZ

Dental
Fritz Orthodontics

Fritz Orthodontics

Architecture and interior design for an orthodontics practice located in Holly Springs, NC. 

Today’s healthcare environments are striving to serve as a “third place”- not only a medical practice, but a merger of multiple activities that fosters connectivity and inclusiveness. The client’s goals were to create a welcoming space for patients, families, and community members to feel connected. Often, typical medical spaces create unfavorable emotional connections, so instead we provided a space focused on patient experience. The interior is open, flexible, and appealing to teenagers, while not offending adults. The architecture of the building creates a high-volume ceiling, and transparent spaces to allow visibility and flexibility for a number of different events. They required a lobby that could also serve as an open space for speaking events and yoga nights, so easily movable furniture was key.  Wood ceiling baffles in a radial pattern create a focal point, bring the scale of the space down and draw the patients to reception. The client also desired areas for younger kids, including a custom kid-sized gaming table. A laptop bar was created to support working parents and their technology. The “hearth” brings the exterior materials into the space, and created a space to display patient photography. Patient flow was important- clustering the administrative functions in the center allowed a circular path into and out of the treatment bay while keeping the staff close at all times. Custom millwork including an instrument pass-through cabinet and provider touchdowns at the sterilization center maximizes efficiency.  Material selections integrate bright color accents without losing appeal to more mature patients.
BOICE WILLIS

Healthcare
Boice Willis

Boice Willis

Architecture and interior design for a ground up building and fit-up for a pediatrics and primary care medical office building including waiting areas, provider pods with exam rooms, nurses station, and shared provider work space, lab and employee areas.