The Korte Company, along with its joint-venture partner, MACNAK, was awarded the design and construction of a dental clinic construction project at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Prior to construction of the 18,629 square foot facility, the project requires the demolition of nine (9) buildings which are each 2,500 square feet. Additionally, there will be required site improvements. The facility is anticipated to be completed in late 2014 and will be USGBC-Certified LEED Silver.
In keeping with the evidence-based design goals, the MACNAK- Korte Team developed a focal entry element to assist in way finding, directing patients to the primary entry of the building. To emphasize this, elements that define the entry, lobby and waiting were pulled up through the primary facility roof and capped with a separate standing seam roof. An integral canopy into the façade provides weather protection and solace for patients arriving or leaving the site.
The overall design emphasizes an environment focused on patient and staff safety. This approach minimizes risks and improves outcome as stated by the Joint Commission and the Environment of Care. Every effort will be made in providing a design which creates physical conditions that are safe for both patients and staff. Work spaces will be designed to provide the necessary tools for aiding staff in performing tasks and minimizing risk. The overall concept will promote care and well-being of the occupants and will enhance the level of quality and service required.