Loudoun Dermatology Associates Clinic

  • area / size 3,250 sqft
  • Completed 2020
  • Type Clinic,
  • DMG Interiors converted a dark and tight space into a welcoming waiting area and reception at Loudoun Dermatology Associates Clinic in Lansdowne, Virginia.

    The client’s main request was wanting to move away from a typical bus-station waiting room seating configuration and to open up the space which was dark and very tight with heavy paneling and outdated architectural elements.

    For the new space design, DMG Interiors demolished a wall between the reception and waiting room, allowing the back hallway and the exam room doors to be visible from the main entrance.

    A key element of the redesign is the custom designed reception desk with double-curved surfaces in antimicrobial Corian. Although it was difficult to find a mill on the east coast with the technology and skills to build this unique piece, the end result is a free-standing element acting as a centerpiece and dividing the clinical and waiting room areas. DMG also created a display niche for skin care products in the same material as the reception desk.

    New lighting was also key to this project. All fixtures were replaced and a pathway of linear lights was created to lead patients into the clinical area. Different color lighting temperatures were used depending on each room. While in the common areas and offices 4000K LEDs were used, to work with the color palette and create a more relaxed an inviting atmosphere. In the exam rooms 5000K and high CRIs lights were used.

    Overall, DMG created an open layout that evokes a warm and inviting living room complete with a large, central ottoman. Woven vinyl flooring was used throughout, with a healthcare-grade porcelain coating and in the center of the waiting room is an inset of carpet which softens the overall space.

    As part of the space reconfiguration, DMG provided graphic design services, creating a new Loudoun Dermatology Associates logo that translates the core values of the company and works with the new design and aesthetics. The firm created a new color scheme, based on warm whites and the practice’s blue corporate color.

    Construction for this project took place while the practice was still open, so DMG worked out a phased construction schedule with the practice’s doctors to avoid any disruption.

    Design: DMG Interiors
    Photography: Matthew Barrick