Services: Architecture, Medical Equipment Planning
Market Sector: Government, Military, Education, Healthcare
Size: 55,617 sq. ft.
Location: Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas
U.S. Air Force | Postgraduate Dental School & Clinic
This design-build project entailed a complete replacement of the Lackland Air Force Base MacKown Dental Clinic. The new facility provides dental care, dental laboratory capabilities, support spaces and graduate education programs to include prosthodontics, periodontics, endodontics, and orthodontics residencies.
The design goal was to create a next-generation dental clinic where staff and patients are the
The design concept was derived from locating all dental treatment rooms (DTRs) on the most efficient operational, circulation, functional and daylighting concept. The DTRs form two, engaging C-shaped pavilion wings. This efficient geometry creates two pavilions joined by public spaces, support functions
The LEED Gold-certified facility incorporates high-efficiency heating and cooling systems that far exceed code requirements for performance, as well as low-flow plumbing fixtures that reduce water consumption by 44.6% and reduce sewer flow. High-performance glazing uses daylight to reduce lighting load while improving indoor environmental quality. Other energy-saving features include daylight sensors, occupancy sensors