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Northern Michigan Pediatric Dentistry

Northern Michigan Pediatric Dentistry

Northern Michigan Pediatric Dentistry
Traverse City, MI

Northern Michigan Pediatric Dentistry (NMPD) is an adventure for the patients, for the dentists and for r.o.i. Design. This extremely busy practice specializes in the surgical and preventative care of the youngest of children.

r.o.i. Design recommended that the offices be divided into three themed areas organized around water, land and sky.

Design solutions included:

Water:
Small boat hulls were hung in the 14-foot ceiling area to help with acoustic reverberation and to give the waiting patients below that they were “under the water”. The carpet in the lobby undulated in pattern like waves, and the furnishings were abstract shapes that were meant to resemble bottom of the ocean creatures.
Between water and land there was a boat house play house with a steerable boat and a dock side port office.

Land:
Stepping through the door to the operatory the visitor experienced custom floor patterns that resembled stepping stones leading them to the examination chairs. A back lit acrylic panel filled with natural grasses lead the patients past a space that has a color changing cloud.

Sky:
Starting with a dark corridor with inserted LED spots and track lights, the visitors step from deep space into a tall bright area filled with stars, clouds and sunshine.
Featured in the Summer 2015 issue of Incisal Edge, this pediatric office was recognized for its creativity.

JCL Periodontics

JCL Periodontics

JCL Periodontics
Grand Rapids, MI

When does a visit to the periodontist not feel like a visit to the periodontist? That’s what our client Dr. Jake Lueder asked us. “I want our patients to know we care about them and want them to be as comfortable as possible. For me that means that they get a sense of who we are by the character of our offices. And that helps them relax, trusting we are here to help.” Lueder described to r.o.i. Design.

Dr. Jake Lueder appreciates the textures and elements of nature. He is a woodworking hobbyist, a wilderness lover, a generous host and employer, as well as a methodical practitioner. His customers have a wide variety of backgrounds, but he wanted to make sure that a retired plumbing executive would be just at ease as a mom with two small children in his space.
Some of our favorite design elements that spoke to his criteria were to include reclaimed wood, stone tile, interesting ceiling details, wall art depicting Michigan nature, soothing colors and comfortable seating in the space.

Brieden & Miller Orthodontics

Brieden & Miller Orthodontics

Brieden & Miller Orthodontics.
Sparta, MI

Successful orthodontists Dr. Lathe Miller and Dr. Mark Breiden were planning their second office and wanted their new office to reflect their customer who lived in and around Sparta, MI area.
Working with Dixon Architecture, r.o.i. Design recommended ceiling details, tile details, carpet details and finishes to give the space an upscale industrial feel. Custom elements included faux ceiling joists, a sliding barn door and apple tiles. (Sparta is known for its apple farms.)

ABC Pediatrics

ABC Pediatrics

ABC Pediatrics 
Wyoming and Walker, MI

Wyoming: r.o.i. Design learned so much working with ABC Pediatrics as we helped them with the interior design of their new offices in Wyoming, MI. We learned how they wanted to engage families with their interiors, but not be just “kid-like”. They wanted their space to look professional and simple, but very welcoming and comfortable. They needed it to be user friendly for staff and family which meant maintainable surfaces and easily identifiable areas. And there was a budget.

Starting with a color scheme that they currently use in their original Walker location, r.o.i. Design “upped the ante” by intensifying some of the colors, adding pattern and interest, in thoughtful ways. Some of our favorite elements are the carpet accents, the color accents, the decorative lighting and the lobby furniture. Wall art will soon be added to the interior and we like those selections as well.

ABC Pediatrics also asked us to create a new logo for their practice. They wanted a logo that was as updated as their offices were, but more importantly, a representation of their brand. Interviewing them about how they viewed their distinctive difference, we came away with “Caring”, “Diverse” (ages and specialties), and “Child Centered”. They were very pleased with their new business logo designed by Ryan Bright, Creative Executive at r.o.i. Design.

Walker: Their second location in Walker grew jealous of the new facility’s fresh look. So, this year they decided to make some cosmetic changes to their 3 Mile Road offices. They asked r.o.i. Design to work with them to create a look for this space. They were looking for something that was different than Wyoming but still fun, residential, warm and welcoming.

No walls were moved, and no doors or windows were replaced. But every surface was refreshed with new paint, carpet or laminate. For this location, r.o.i. Design took a soft graphics approach to the interior, adding stripes and squares to the walls. Perhaps our favorite detail was the carpet patterns. We highlighted each exam room entrance with a bold color. Plus, we created diagonal “paved” pattern sections to the floor.

And, like their Wyoming location, we added some large ottomans to the lobby for fun seating.

A & W Orthodontics

A & W Orthodontics

Armbrecht & Wierenga Orthodontics
Grand Rapids, MI

Armbrecht & Wierenga chose First Companies as their construction manager, who in turn engaged Dixon Architecture and r.o.i. Design to create the design and construction documentation.
An important criterion in the design and selection of finishes was A&W Ortho’s desire to create a complete and well-appointed look. They wanted their space to be as welcoming, friendly and remain current in appeal as long as possible. They were eager to retire the pink/mauve color palette that the space had before.
r.o.i. Design’s favorite details included the new reception lobby elevation, the personalized brushing stations, and the embellished trim and new wall art. We were happy to provide and install the wall art as well as custom benches in this great remodel.