Dr. Howard Krisel, DC & Dr. Hamilton Wetzel, DC had been steadily growing their practice and needed more room to achieve their goals. Buying a space would avoid ever increasing lease payments and reap the benefits of ownership. With the assistance of a real estate professional, an older office condo in an established business development was located. It was on a very active road less than 3 miles from their currently leased location. The building offered additional square footage, but the increased square footage was recognized over three separate levels and the space was dated with small closed rooms that did not have a clear translation to their desired practice.


CrossFields’ first step was to determine the type of functions they desired day-one and how these functions would likely expand in the future. In addition, it was necessary to understand which functions could be separated from each other, so that the building’s three-level configuration could be utilized effectively. Once this was thoroughly discussed and analyzed, a precise arrangement of services, functions, and flow was used to develop a space plan for the first two levels of the building. Since only the first and second levels of the building would be needed day-one, it was determined that the building’s third level could be used to create lease revenue from another tenant of their choice. Also, since the building had a central lobby with independent access stairs to each level, this further supported the viability of the solution.

To minimize the impact of renovation, avoid undue code upgrades, and structural re-work concerns, a very selective approach to demolition and wall/ceiling reconfiguration was determined as the best cost effective and time considerate approach.

The initial impact for the patient was created by visually combining the existing entry lobby with the main level lobby space. This was accomplished by removing a non-structural wall and creating a large frameless glass door opening and window from the building lobby to the office lobby. The ceiling in the office lobby was raised, resulting in a sense of a larger lobby. To create the vision of a natural health oasis, arriving patients are greeted at a stone clad front reception desk with the backdrop of a unique textured walnut wood wall.

The balance of space requirements were accomplished by opening up other non-structural walls and utilizing floor finishes, paint colors, and selected accent areas to direct patients, provide visual impact and support patient learning. This resulted in a renovated environment that demonstrated a functional and impressive and inviting appeal for their patients.


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