The First Impressions Professional Building was intended to accommodate an expanding dental practice, and to provide room for future growth; as well as allow for the possibility of other practices or professional services to join them in the future. The new 16,000 square foot facility includes a 9,000 square foot pediatric dentistry pedodontic office, staff support areas, storage, and 5,100 square feet of leasable space.
The mechanical system, which was designed for efficiency and ease of service, is able to be independently controlled in each office suite. The design also takes into consideration specific accommodations for medical gas distribution and dental evacuation systems.
The site selected for the facility is prominent in the city of Wausau. Located on a major arterial street along side of one of the city's many hills, the site offers distant views of the area. A key challenge in the design of this facility was working with the steeply sloped site. The result is a two-story structure with ample windows and a central skylight, allowing for generous amounts of natural light and views from the greater part of both levels.