Blue Ridge Orthodontics Exterior

Light materials convey cleanliness without being institutional, and the views to the outdoors convey a sense of tranquility at Blue Ridge Orthodontics by Clark Nexsen.

Image courtesy of Clark Nexsen. Photo by Mark Herboth Photography.

The owners envisioned their new office as a signature space that would create a spa-like experience. To accomplish this goal, the design builds upon the tension between the opposing natures of the commercial street development and the natural potential of the site.

Image courtesy of Clark Nexsen. Photo by Mark Herboth Photography

Restrained exterior geometry frames an interior, fluid transition to an unexpected, natural focus beyond the building: a lush, verdant garden, sheltered in the lee of the building.

The juxtaposition of a soaring roof and a sculptural, layered wall facilitates the connection between interior and exterior, while a stepped, stone-clad perimeter wall anchors the building on its site.

Image courtesy of Clark Nexsen. Photo by Mark Herboth Photography

Project Information

Project Name: Blue Ridge Orthodontics (Ashville, N.C.)
Owner: Blue Ridge Orthodontics
Architecture Firm: Clark Nexsen
Contractor: Beverly-Grant, Inc.
Photographer: Mark Herboth Photography, LLC