Dr. Maskeroni hired JSR Associates, Inc. to design his orthodontics office. The overall design was inspired by Dr. Maskeroni’s experience in the US Navy and his love of the Chesapeake Bay combined with his concern that his private practice be a low-stress setting that would make his teenage clients feel comfortable. For this orthodontics office, JSR incorporated water tubes, underwater murals, and deep blue tones to create a positive distractio—a proven strategy for reducing anxiety in the patient. The site’s long narrow space presented challenges, as the only daylight comes from the front of the building. The result is an entry and reception area designed to separate the space while maintaining transparency which allows natural light to penetrate the interior space. JSR provided complete architectural interior design services, furniture procurement, and contract administration for his office’s renovation. They coordinated construction documents to include information from the equipment suppliers and the MEP consultant and finalized the permit drawing set.
After practicing in the new space, Dr. Maskeroni said, “My patients enjoy the atmosphere so much, they are reluctant to leave!”