Texas Architect Sept/Oct 2006: Design Awards
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t e x a s a r c h i t e c t 9 / 10 2 0 0 6 83 PORTFOLIO: heaLThcaRe Tanna allergy and asthma clinic project Tanna Allergy and Asthma Clinic, Fort Worth client Tanna Real Estate, LLC architect Nader Design Group contractor Muckleroy Falls Construction, Inc. consultants J.B. Davies (civil); Frank W. Neal and Associates (struc- tural); Wells Doak, Inc. (MEP); Don Wheeler, ASLA (landscape) photographer Charles Smith concrete pavement : BB Enterprises; unit pavers : Pavemaster; masonry units : Elgin-Butler; Acme; glue - laminated timber : Henson’s Lumber; laminates : Techline; metal roofing : Berridge; wood and plastic doors and frames : Timely; entrances and storefronts : Vistawall; gypsum board framing accessories : Smith Drywall; tile : Business Floor- ing Specialists; carpet : Business Flooring Specialists; wall coverings : Kwik Paint; paint : Kwik Paint; letters and plaques : OMC Industries; awnings : Berridge Privacy and bright, open spaces were the main goals for the Nader Design Group when developing the tanna allergy and asthma clinic. the waiting room and administration areas are infused with natural light from clerestory windows that crown a central light well. the curved roof provides additional space for second-level file storage, while estab- lishing an airy interior. Vibrant colors throughout further accentuate these lively open spaces. the clinic’s 5,932-sf layout allows doctors and staff to enter from a dedicated, covered parking area on the north side, while patients enter under a covered porch at the southeast corner. adminis- trative areas are located in the central core, allowing the staff direct access to all exam rooms. Patients are able to privately circulate to exam rooms located at the facility’s periphery. the result is a definitive separation between the clinic’s public and private realms, with natural light diffusing the boundaries. in addition to creating a well-or- ganized interior, the Nader Group crafted an exterior that complements its Fort Worth south location. By respecting the scale and material palette of the surrounding buildings, the tanna clinic maintains the continuity of its environment while creating a distinctive new presence. Andi beiermAn 1 5 23 N 3 3 GrouND Floor PlaN 1 wAiting 2 breAkroom 3 exAm room 4 office 5 nurse’s stAtion 6 AdministrAtion 7 injections 8 covered pArking resources 4 6 7 8