Vermont's largest dental group opens new offices in Essex.

 

Timberlane Dental Group recently opened at a new location in Essex. The tenant fit-up space of about 9,000 square feet on two floors consists of seventeen treatment rooms, x-ray bays, labs, sterilization and support spaces. The number one goal was to standardize the operatories for multiple practitioners and specialists, with a mix of orthodontics, pediatrics and general dentistry operatories. The equipment are from http://us.a-dec.com/en/

 

 

Vermont's favorite bank gets a Total Makeover

 

The prototype branch at Shelburne Road received Silver LEED accreditation. New branding brings the Credit Union to 2015 and beyond. The branch incorporates a number of innovative features, including a touch-activated kiosk and iPads in the lobby, and video conferencing to access additional services from NEFCU’s main branch.

 

 

St. Mike's College gets a new Student Center.

 

The Quad Commons is the biggest construction project in the college’s history. The multi-functional student center has a cafe, digital lounge, fitness center, game area, radio station, meditation space, large multipurpose room, offering a wide variety of contemporary yet comfortable spaces for collaboration and socializing.

 

 

Vermont State Offices get a new look.

 

The reception walls are constructed of curved planks of “Character Woods”, all sourced from sustainable managed forests in Central Vermont. These imperfect yet beautiful specimens are discarded. The wood species used were: Cherry, Spalted Maple, Butternut, Hickory, Beech and Oak. Approximately 150,000 square feet of office space were renovated for total staff of about 1000.

 

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

This project was a  complete renovation of the dining complex, which serves now 800 to 1,200 meals a day. Within the main kitchen, a separate Kosher kitchen provides dinners Sunday through Thursday and offers to-go sandwiches and salads, which also are delivered to six dining facilities across the campus.

 

Renovation of the Stearns Student Center 

 

This project included the complete renovation of the Student Center including a complete servery redesign, multi-purpose event space, cafe, movie viewing room, student activity areas and MEP system improvements throughout.

 

Colorful design for athletic & therapy facilities

 

My goal when designing fitness spaces is to create environments that energize and rejuvenate people. Carefully selected color palettes can be motivational and spark action. In addition, floor, wall, and ceiling materials need to be durable and easy to maintain, while also controlling acoustics and air circulation. The results, when well done, will make membership quickly multiply.

 

 

CVPH Medical Center renovation & expansion

 

CVPH Medical Center received national award for its remodeled lobby and reception areas; awarded by the Health Care Design magazine in 2010. The renovated lobby opened in November 2008 as part of the major expansion that added new surgery suites, support space and patient registration areas.

 

 

Healing Spaces

 

Advancements in today’s healthcare are developing at such a rapid pace; therefore medical office buildings and facilities need to be adaptable, dynamic, and contemporary to keep in sync with medical innovations.

Patients and their family members desire to visit a calm, welcoming environment where transitioning from one space to the next is easy and comfortable, accommodating all types of patients and visitors.

Additionally, all healthcare staff members also need the most efficient, flexible, safe environments possible to ensure they can provide the best care and experience for patients.

Healthcare practices have very unique needs and challenges, therefore I believe custom design and focusing on details, from flooring patterns to sanitary door handles is essential.

 
 

Reception and Waiting Spaces

Here is a variety of images from receptions and waiting areas. Re-purposed wood, comfortable furnishings and balanced mix of day and artificial lighting do make visitors feel welcome.