project team:fitzsimmons architects
2011 AIA OK – Adaptive Reuse/
Rehabilitation - Merit Award
Looking to update and upgrade his clinic Dr. Gibson commissioned this remodel/make-over of his successful dental practice in Oklahoma City.
Located on a busy arterial thoroughfare in the western part of the city, the original street front entry had been abandoned in favor of a more private side entry. The entry from the side of the building presented several difficulties the most severe of which was dividing the lab areas from the operatories and a very restricted traffic way through the reception and business areas.
The primary feature added by the design concept was the creation of a poured-in-place concrete screen wall at the original entry side of the building which created an entry court shielded from the traffic flow. The entry court also became the back-drop for a dramatic steel pipe screen and canopy inspired by both crooked and straight teeth represented in abstract sculptural forms.
A new feature wall, reception desk and lobby were created to establish the public areas while the lab was relocated to the middle of the clinic near the operatories and hygienist room allowing for a much improved work flow as well as providing privacy for the patients.
New built-in furniture and modern furnishings accent the overall mid-century feel of the refurbished interiors. New signage also adds to the modern effect.
dr. keith gibson, dds