Light infiltrates orthodontics office

This dated, dark orthodontics office building was uninviting with overgrown shrubs in the front, worn siding and a shingled mansard roof form. New foundation and walls were placed along the building front to support a brick façade designed to engulf the existing mansard roof. The building also expanded to the north to allow for an entirely new treatment bay with high ceilings; adding on 876 sq. ft. to take the facility from 1,500 sq. ft. to 2,236 sq. ft. allowed for more modern proportions in the interior. The windows are manufactured with double-panel, argon-filled glass. 

Project location: Salem, Ore.
Contractor: Emmett Phair Construction, Salem