Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) office design and construction is often more complicated and more expensive than that of general dentistry. This satellite office for Dr. James Hughes proves you do not have to pay a premium for an OMS office. Design and construction of this office ran smoothly and cost per square foot was at the low end of our range for OMS offices. Our work was performed under a design-build contract with Terwisscha Construction, TWC, a company that builds commercial structures nationwide. TWC managed design as well as construction. Their close attention to cost-control was one reason the project was delivered within budget.
Photographs illustrate cost-effective design need not look cheap. How do you accomplish this? At each decision, divide options into Good, Better, Best. Choose Good for most, Better for fewer, Best for very few key items. Your construction cost is likely to fall in the bottom half of the range. This sounds simple, and it is. All it takes is discipline and knowledge of construction costs.
Look at the reception desk. The transaction counter is solid surface: Best. The curved desk surface below is hardwood veneer wall covering: Better. The rest of the office: plastic laminate counters and painted walls, Good. Construction cost: low end of range.
- Oral and Facial Surgery Office, Dr. James Hughes
A brief video tour with plan drawings follows. Images only, no narration: