When plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Johnson leased 2,000 square feet on the eighth floor of a medical office building near George Washington University campus, he intended to sub-divide the space into two independent clinics for plastic surgery and wound care that would have separate entries, reception areas, and distinct interior designs.

However, Forma Design Inc. (Washington, D.C.), which provided architecture and interior design services on the project, saw the opportunity to save space and maximize efficiencies by rethinking the concept and designing two sister clinics with a shared reception and waiting area. Architectural details in each clinic’s brand colors (blue for Capital Aesthetic + Laser Center and green for Comprehensive Woundcare Services) would be used to differentiate each space.

From the entrance, which features furnishings in both brand colors, separate corridors lead to each clinic’s exam and procedure rooms, which are defined by blue or green film on the doors and walls. Customized seating, artwork, lighting, and wall accents in the brand colors further denote each area. The $800,000 project was completed in October 2017.


Project details:

Facility name: Capital Aesthetic + Laser Center /Comprehensive Woundcare Services

Location: Washington, D.C.

Completion date: October 2017

Owner: Jonathan Johnson

Total building area: 2,000 sq. ft.

Total construction cost: $800,000

Cost/sq. ft.: $400

Architecture firm: Forma Design, Inc.

Interior design: Forma Design, Inc.

Contracting: HBW Construction

Engineering: KTA Group, Inc.