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Plastic Surgery Suite of Dr. Stone
This suite was located in a re-adapted building in which
the developer had pre-determined building standards of average quality. In
addition, the developer had space planning standards that required the
reception lobby to be an inside room, and illumination within the suites was
presumed to be by means of direct lighting fixtures.
It was important in a plastic surgeon's suite that the examination room in
particular to be provided with quality illumination from artificial and
natural light sources while avoiding harsh direct sources.
A key objective of the design was to bring natural light into the reception
lobby. The receptionist desk was custom-designed to incorporate indirect
light sources, as well as to provide a sense of openness to visitors while
maintaining access control to the receptionist. Within the waiting room, the
ceiling had light coves to provide indirect illumination, avoiding harsh
The corridor consisted of a millwork panel system recalling the exterior
horizontal window mullions, with translucent glass panes inserted within
these wall panels. This concept introduced natural illumination into the
The consultation room was a combined with the doctor's private office. The
doctor had a unique glass artifact collection, which was displayed on glass
shelves above his desk and illuminated with recessed luminaries within the
casework, providing a museum gallery effect.
David Zeunert & Associates received from the North American Illumination
Society an award for illumination on this project.
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