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 were constructed in 2005, with 40 more following in 2006 - many of which will be on the West Coast. Orthodontists 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