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Shakopee Dental 29 January
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A second clinic for the dentist, this office was built from the ground up on a highly visibile corner lot. Exposed steel structure and the stone gabion wall anchor the exterior’s aesthetic, along with the sweeping roofline.

The interior of the clinic has a modern flair. The lobby is light and bright with a vaulted, tongue and groove wood ceiling, a seating area flanked by a built-in fireplace, and elliptical light fixtures. Five operatories, including a family-oriented operatory, line one side of the building, with room for three future operatories along the other side. The indirect lighting is soft and sophisticated, illuminating the work areas and storage cabinets along the halls. Contemporary tile and countertop surfaces are found throughout the space, with warmer gray tones punctuated by maple accents and dark hardwood floors. The result is a serene environment for staff and their clientele.

Dylan Dental 08 September
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Progressive Architecture was tasked with relocating this dental office in a new location, however, the Dentist wanted to reuse as many of his existing furnishings as possible. This included the dental chairs, side cabinets and even all of the Sterile cabinetry.

The Contractor was able to scribe the existing Sterile cabinets into the new space so that they looked like they were made for this space. With new countertops and a fresh coat of paint, no one was the wiser.

Proof that a new office can be done on a shoe-string budget.

15 March
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St. Croix Kidds

Situated on the banks of the St. Croix River in Hudson, WI, this dental office remodel was themed after the recreational activities on and around the river.

In an effort to make visiting the dentist fun, a circulation “river” was designed using vinyl flooring. Applied animal stickers are used as a way-finding technique to deliver the children to their operatory.

The “fishing shed” houses the children’s play area complete with canoe and wagon wheel, while the “island” centered in the river occupies the sterile cabinetry.

Bright colors, fun carpet tile patterns and accessories help to reinforce the theme.

This Project was built by Heritage Construction.

05 November
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Comfort Dental

Located in the southern metro area, Comfort Dental sought to be an inviting and calming dental experience. The space was designed with large windows that allowed soothing, natural light to bathe the patient rooms as well as the employee break room.

Cool, natural colors were utilized to mirror the sky as it reflected though the spacious windows. To personalize each operatory room, Progressive Architecture designed the walls to fold over the hallways. Light, natural wood tones warm the cool paint tones and harmonize with the warmer wood tones of the dental equipment.

The reception desk was designed to be airy and open, and the large lobby offers both a children’s area and a fish tank. Comfortable chairs and couches finish the look and create a welcoming atmosphere.

02 November
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Life Smiles

The traditional, rustic charms of New England are evident throughout the offices of Life Smiles in Plymouth, Minnesota.

The design is intentionally warm and cozy, utilizing residential furnishings, a color palette of warm whites and yellows and whitewashed woodwork to reflect the dentist’s feminine point-of-view.

Large windows bathe both the waiting room and treatment areas in warm, natural light, adding to the desired relaxed atmosphere while allowing calming outdoor views for patients and visitors.

The colors, materials and custom millwork reference a Cape Cod aesthetic and were accomplished within strict budgetary guidelines.

02 November
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Anoka Ramsey Dental

The owner of this dental clinic purchased an existing “spec” building with the intention of building out one-half for his practice and renting out the remaining half.

The design challenge was to merge the facility’s residential character with the functionality of a clinic. For budgetary purposes, the goal was to retain existing materials wherever possible.

Another challenge was to create a warm, relaxing atmosphere. This was accomplished by contrasting the colors of the two existing, blue dental chairs with a warmer blend of two tones in the wood cabinetry and walls. The addition of stainless steel, graphic carpet tile and some wellplaced lighting fixtures give the office a whimsical, homey character.

02 November
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George Dental Group

This new cosmetic dental facility offers a bright, comfortable atmosphere located in the center of the City of Eagan.

One of the advantages of having a new facility was the chance to develop the exact vision Dr. Stanton wanted for her offices. She wanted a world-class facility to go wither her world-class services.

This client wanted the space to reflect a “hotel Aesthetic” with the colors, materials, and furnishings typically found in high end hotels. Contemporary lighting and decorative wall covering complete the design.

Working along with Dr. Stanton’s graphic designers, the logo was an integral feature of the space.

02 November
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Gulden Endodontics

Breaking away from her former partner and Father, this endodontist wanted her new facility to reflect her feminine, outgoing nature, while not looking like a “typical” dental office.

Most of the clientele are not return customers due to the nature of the specialty. Seeking a relaxing, more residential environment, it was important that the space soothe the client waiting for the procedure.

To this end, the space was designed with warm colors, elegant lighting fixtures and high quality, unexpected furnishings, some chosen by Dr. Gulden herself.

02 November
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Spring Creek Dental

Formerly located in a typical two-story office building, this client purchased an older building in downtown Hudson occupied by a bookstore and two tenants.

The client liked the aesthetic of an older building with brick, old world wood flooring juxtaposed against the clean, sterile dental equipment.

Progressive Architecture worked with her to give her the aesthetic she wanted within a very tight budget, making use of some of the existing materials like the brick wall, wood floors, reusing light fixtures, doors, and even repurposing a beam from the basement as the support for the restroom countertops.  Weathered barn wood was sourced for the soffit over the reception desk. The ceiling beams were exposed and industrial light fixtures were used.

02 November
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Imagine Smiles

Located in Blaine, MN, the concept behind Imagine Smiles was an elegant, classic and stylish design. Utilizing glass walls in many locations this space was able to bring natural light throughout the space creating openness and height. Classic neutral colors compliment the architecture and a dark open ceiling creates a comfortable feeling space. State of the art dental chairs and equipment and a luxurious fireplace and beverage station create a feeling of elegance and comfort for the patients and their families.

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