A Marion dental practice and a Marion ophthalmology practice were interested in co-locating on a site on North Main Street in Marion. Each of the practices had a need for approximately 5,000 square feet of office space. A two-story building with a basement was deemed to be the most sensible configuration for the selected site.
The project has an Arts and Craft flavor to its detailing and is clad with brick and cementitious lap and board-and-batten siding. Wide overhangs, with accent bracketing at the gable ends, reinforce the allusion to the Arts and Craft period, while also effectively shading the second story windows.
Both floors feature roomy, daylit waiting areas, circular reception desks and a racetrack internal corridor configuration. High-efficiency lighting, heat pumps and gas furnaces with smart controls, and a well insulated building envelope combine to keep operating costs on the building very low. Off-street parking for over 50 cars, and a circular drop-off drive, are features of the visually prominent site.