The goal for Pashapour Oral & Facial Surgery in Virginia, designed by Forma Design, was maximum style and functionality in a small footprint that capitalized on the unique street-level presence of the space.

During the design phase, Dr. Pashapour shared images of spaces and places that appealed to him, images reminiscent of the days he’d sail-boarded in the Mediterranean and evocative of the Greek islands. The conceptual vision for the practice thus was inspired by the blues of the Aegean and the Santorini sunsets, enhanced by daylight. 

The white stone floors throughout are the neutral counterpoint to the polished plaster accent walls that punctuate the waiting area and define the circulation and layout of the clinical spaces. The waiting areas adjacent to the street entry are multifunctional: The consultation room has a retractable glass wall panel that folds to open the space to the reception area for larger gatherings and presentations.

This arrival space is arranged to span the street frontage and give passers a visual snapshot of the practice. Pendant light fixtures in the corridor tie the public and private spaces together. This circulation was arranged to maximize the useable area for support and procedure rooms while establishing the longest possible sight lines through the small office.