Strategy, Interior Design, Project Delivery
“Aura helped me transform the look and feel of my office so that I can better serve my patients for years to come. The results were jaw dropping and have led to increased functionality and efficiency.”
Tarn Dhillon, Owner
Medical and dental offices have their own particular challenge when it comes to making a potentially imposing situation feel less clinical or intimidating. Family clinic Westgate Dental Centre’s twenty-plus years of operation has made their experienced staff a trusted go-to for dental work, but they felt that the office’s old design didn’t quite reflect their reputation.
Breaking free of clinical coldness
Aura was given a very narrow 13-day window to turn around this 2000 square-foot project. Considering the end result, thanks to Aura’s creative solutions and unique touches, it looks more like a project that had all the time in the world to realize its potential. Foregoing traditional modular readymades for custom-built cabinetry was both a design decision and a cost-saving measure that bypassed the costs of industry-specialized fixtures. Collaborating with the dentistry on floor plan concepts opened up space for additional dental chairs, making Aura’s communication key to fulfilling a particularly specific set of needs. And the usage of reclaimed wood and lightly whimsical rustic-industrial lighting gives the reception area a feeling closer to a cheery hair salon than a foreboding medical facility.