Symphony Orthodontics, Virginia

Symphony Orthodontics is a 1,500-square-foot clinic in in Bristow, Va.

The minimal and modern design of the office leverages clean and sleek aesthetics, with a neutral white color palette and accent of wood elements.

One challenge of the design was creating distinct public and private spaces within the narrow, linear footprint of the site in an existing strip mall. The design team, including architect Oli Architecture PLLC (New York), developed a series of sinuous open and enclosed spaces. This is aided by the inclusion of features such as gradient frosted glass, which creates both transparency and privacy.

Sustainability was also a project priority. To reduce the project’s carbon footprint, all materials were locally sourced and the lights utilize LED bulbs and motion sensors. Selected for durability, luxury vinyl tile flooring meets WELL and LEED certification standards and is free of phthalates.

Light and air flow is maximized through programming and high ceilings, and air quality is improved by live plants. Motorized outdoor air dampers and exterior door seals decrease HVAC loads. Insulated partitions and ceiling cavities boost R values to create energy efficiency.


Project details for Symphony Orthodontics, Bristow, Va.

Location: Bristow, Va.

Completion date: August 2022

Owner: Dr. Zahra Heidari

Total building area: 1,500 sq. ft.

Total construction cost: $330,650

Cost/sq. ft.: $220

Architecture firm: OLI Architecture PLLC

Interior design: OLI Architecture PLLC

General contractor: Liberty Group LLC

Engineering: Aurora Architects LLC

Builder: Liberty Group LLC