Luckett & Farley developed a comprehensive program for the School of Dentistry Renewal Master Plan. This program is a $43 million renovation of the 34-year-old, 200,000sf teaching, clinical and research facility, located on the Health Sciences Campus. The newly modernized facility educates and trains dental students on the latest clinical procedures.
Certified LEED Silver
20,700sf – New Construction
191,500sf – Renovation
Some of the operational objectives for the modernization were to increase the class size from 80 to 120 DMD students and decentralize many of the support functions in order to increase efficiency.
A total of 380 chairs are located throughout the following clinics:
- Oral surgery
- Dental Hygeine
- General Dentistry
- Simulation Clinic
Luckett & Farley also provided mechanical, electrical and other infrastructure upgrades to the 20 research labs within the facility. These research facilities include animal testing spaces. Many high profile, national dental research programs operate within these research laboratories.
The facility modernization includes expanded modular comprehensive care clinics, updated equipment and extensive infrastructure upgrades.
The new addition on the east façade features the main lobby and clinical waiting areas, administrative support functions as well as graduate conference rooms. The addition also functions as the new “front door” with a signature image that allows access to natural daylighting and provides a balance to the distinctive concrete structures that surround it.
This building is LEED Silver certified and designed using Building Information Modeling for architecture, MEP, and structural engineering by Luckett & Farley.