4 essential Dental clinic Design

The top performing dental practices balances two things: Form and Function. There are four essential categories that needs to be incorporated to properly balance form & function.

  1. Attractive
  2. Efficient
  3. Profitable
  4. Enabling

1. Attractive- Form really matters! Patients rarely realize the quality of your occlusal carving but they do soak in if the design of your office looks like it belongs in the 80’s.  Too many doctors have taken this lightly & failed to reached their full potential only to find out the patients will not remain a long-term patient nor refer other patients because your practice image conficts with the quality of dentistry. Remember, Patient only rate you based on what they know. And now, with all the shows that emphasizes on floor plan design, magazines, people are very in tune with an attractive design. Incorporate an attractive design for your practice and your rewards will surpass your imagination.

2. Efficient & Profitable- What if you were told your future profit potential was correlated with the design of your facility. ITS VERY TRUE!


Our integrated team at Maxx Builders & Maxx Designers make sure we find the strongest intersection of Form and Function taking place in Efficiency & Profitability.

Patients will see the stunning dental practice design. They will be impressed with the look and be wowed by your sense of modern design and care. Few will know the precision and detail that went into the design of your facility. The ceilings will be an attractive height, the building will be accessible to wheel chair as per code, your treatment room will have an open spacious feel, the sterilization center will be positioned with precision for best efficiency.

Shopping Center Design 101


Shopping Centers require careful detailed planning in the design phase to maximize space usage, create an attractive environment for customers, and achieve optimal return on your investment with maximized future growth. Attention to certain crucial matters, and decisions made early, increase potential for success.

  1. Location is Key:  When selecting the site for your shopping center, there are specific criteria to include in your search.  Customers want “easy”; easy access, preferably off a main road or intersection, easy parking, easy entry and exit, and easy navigation, meaning not too far from the city. Off-site road improvements may need to be addressed, such as widening of access streets, to alleviate existing traffic flows and avoid excessive congestion. A key factor in driveway design is the directional distribution of traffic entering and exiting.


  • Feasibility Study:  A feasibility study is based on detailed specific data and provides information including a market and location analysis, as well as a risk analysis. It is a vital analysis for the bank loan process and will provide you with a financial picture of your project. A schematic design must be done for analysis.




  • Master Plan:  An effective Master Plan designed efficiently can increase ROI substantially for investors. It shows the most efficient utilization of the property. It shows the proposed building footprint, the best route for traffic flow and appropriate dimensions to ensure city requirements are met to create the center with the utmost functionality.




  • Branding:   Customers are always looking for the new and exciting place to go, so make your exterior elevation appealing to the eye. Go after the retailers you want to occupy your center early in your process, so your retailers are ones that provide input on design.




  • Design Types:  Regardless of size or function, shopping centers have these need to have conceptual design that is utilizes the study of local demographics.



  • Contemporary– Is the architectural design of today. It utilizes the latest trends in all elements of design. The current trending architectural design is exterior metal cladding, mixed with stucco and stone. It utilize more steel than other exterior design types.
  • Modern– is the early- and mid-20th-century architecture embodying the ideals of the machine age: an absence of ornament, structures of steel or concrete, large expanses of glass, a whitewash (usually stucco over brick) or another minimal exterior expression, and open floor plans.
  • Traditional– Design of the past, In commercial retail design application the exterior finishes will be typically brick or stone.


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