When the owners of a small dental office asked us to help them renovate an existing building, we realized that improving this building could positively impact both the surrounding neighborhood and their practice. Challenges included remodeling the 100 year old dilapidated building which had small, dark interior spaces, earlier additions on multiple levels, and a mundane building exterior. The extensive wish list was limited by a very small construction budget.
To lower costs, building elements were carefully reused wherever possible. Selective remodeling opened up interior spaces to natural light. Corrugated steel and bright colors were introduced to enliven the façade. The entry is now accessible and interior ramps connect multiple levels. The new spaces are warm, inviting, comfortable, and functional. With careful design, the tired, neglected building was dramatically altered and has given new life to the neighborhood.