When Hawkstone Dental decided to relocate to a new location in West Edmonton’s Granville area, this premier dental clinic engaged Bold Design Inc’s services.
At 2,130 sq ft, the new space was nearly 900 sq ft smaller than its previous location. The challenge was to ensure proper flow, maintain 6 operatories, proper support spaces and patient spaces all while ensuring each programmed area did not feel compact and enclosed.
The first step in designing this clinic was to inventory the existing dental equipment and cabinets to be relocated to the new location. At this point, it was apparent that the clinic would be setup with four standard sized ops and two smaller hygiene ops. With each hygiene op being able to be independent it paved the way for the functional flow.
In order to ensure that the clinic remained open and airy despite the long narrow space, the design team implemented a minimalist approach to finishes. Inspired by Dr. Grant’s love of hardwood, the clinic’s finishes were selected along the lines of white washed oaks, white Carrera marble and brushed aluminum. The focal point of the clinic however were the custom glass art panels by Edmonton based Flux Glass Studio. These panels, inspired by Hawkstone Dental’s corporate colours and the geometric hexagon form, were installed as partitions between the hygiene operatories and the corridor as well as being installed in white washed oak columns in the vestibule and reception area.
No detail was spared in this clinic with attention being paid to areas such as unique light fixtures from Prandina and beautiful guest washroom plumbing fixtures from Aqua Brass and Kartell.
The striking feature of this clinic however is the reception area. The moment patients enter, the Carrera marble adorned reception desk enveloped in wood beams resembles more of a luxury hotel or residence than a dental office helping to set the tone for this premier dental clinic.