PQH has been selected to develop a prototype design for new Orthodontic Centers across the nation. Once the design is finalized, an estimated 22 Centers will be constructed in 2005, with 40 more to follow in 2006 - many of which will be on the West Coast. Orthodon- tists on board are current students attending the Jacksonville University Orthodontics program. Once they complete the program, they will be assigned to operate one of the Centers in a state in which they are registered.
In order to appropriately brand these Orthodontic Centers, the prototype will have an ‘avant garde’ design with a distinctive interior and exterior image. The typical office isapproximately 3,200 square feet and contains 6 exam rooms. The floor plan (shown left) is created as a square circumscribed with a circle. The circle perimeter walls are articulated from the inner side with landscaping to offer a focal point from the exam rooms. The circular walls are wrapped on the exterior with 2 chrome rings symbolizing braces and their brackets. The concept can be executed using a matching metal roof or a flat roof to accommodate different locations and climates.
Client: Orthodontic Educational Company
Principal-in-Charge: Ricardo E. Quinones, AIA
Construction Cost: TBD
Date of Completion: 2005-2006