Working in partnership with orthodontists Dr Nadia Hajjaj and Dr Fern Stewart, our approach was twofold: to produce an overall layout and look that was modern and welcoming, coupled with detailed design solutions that served the practical requirements of the surgeries and decontamination unit.
The practice is arranged in an ‘L‘-shape with the reception, office, and waiting area flowing onto the surgeries and past the de-contamination areas. This style of layout means that the public and private areas are separated, but still benefit from a sense of space and light.
On entering, the stylish, warm, and soft crimson tones of the glass practice sign, which hangs behind the reception desk, is the only clue to visitors that they are actually entering a dental surgery, as demure lighting and soft white walls fashion an environment more reminiscent of a luxury spa. The result is that we have successfully turned what at times can be a highly impersonal setting into a calming and very personal space.
Overall, our vision of individual elements, such as a wall of pink glass directing patients to the practice’s reception area, and varied lighting to promote the right ambiance, has provided the practice with its own corporate brand. Oftentimes, it’s the small details that transform a space, and designing those well doesn’t necessarily add costs but can really make a difference to the finished space.
For Glasgow Southside Orthodontics we thought hard about the ambiance created by lighting, the look of the surgeries, and the colour of the flooring – all details that impact patients’ perceptions and improve the working conditions for the orthodontists and other staff.
A message from our client:
“We would thoroughly recommend their services. Their thoughtful approach really maximised the potential of the practice and the end result is really rather special. Through working in partnership with NVDC Architects we now have a really well designed, modern looking practice that incorporates all our functional needs.”
Dr Fern Stewart
“We now have a really well designed, modern-looking practice that incorporates all our functional needs and fulfils NHS requirements.
NVDC’s thoughtful approach really maximised the potential of the practice and the end result is individual and rather exceptional.”
Dr Nadia Hajjaj