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Office Design: Movin’ On Up

November 1, 2016
by Oral Health


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Three years ago, Dr. Vesna Borovac acquired the practice of Dr. Nicolas Kemp in the updscale Bloor-Bay Street area in Toronto. Having become comfortable in her recently attained space and operation, she was unexpectedly faced with a seemingly daunting task: the existing office was to be expropriated for another tenant, and she would be required to relocate her practice to another space in the building.

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Fortunately, a 2300 hundred square foot corner unit on the penthouse floor was available, ultimately translating into a spacious 6-operatory office with a view of the city core and lots of natural light.

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There were some design challenges, however – restricted ceiling heights, structural columns, and an awkward entry.

The design solution, achieved by designer Jean Akerman and her team, began with the layout: the operatories were situated along the windows (providing visual distraction for patients), with ancillary spaces in core, and the entry was repositioned to allow a path into the heart of the suite. Interesting elements were conceived to manage encumbrances in the ceiling plane.

Customized millwork solutions throughout show regard for a balance of aesthetics and functionality. New dental cabinetry and the stericentre, tailored by MCC to the doctor’s specifications, facilitate implementation of Kois protocols for better patient care.

Dr. Borovac desired a clean, almost minimalist environment for the new office, so materials and detailing were meticulously chosen to this effect. Textured wallcoverings, an interesting “curtain” wall behind the water feature, crisp colour palette and warm wood tones, contribute to a welcoming, spa-like ambience enjoyed by patients and staff.


Construction: Bellsam Contracting
Equipment, move and installation: Kelvin Day/Henry Schein
Interior Design & Planning: Jean Akerman Design Inc.