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Stephanie T. Niciszewska Mucha and Joseph J. Mucha Patient Welcome Center

University at Buffalo | Buffalo, NY
Project Details

The first project in BKP’s phased School of Dental Medicine Master Plan, the Stephanie T. Niciszewska Mucha and Joseph J. Mucha Patient Welcome Center provides a welcoming lobby and reception area for patients, dental students, faculty, and members of the community who visit the School of Dental Medicine for treatment. Through its refreshed architecture and interiors, the Patient Welcome Center celebrates the school’s future while chronicling its history.

The Patient Welcome Center combines a new semicircular reception desk, waiting room with super-size graphic wall displays, and dental museum exhibits. Secure business administration and billing department offices are located behind the reception desk. Glass exhibit cases contain artifacts from the school’s history, including the commemorative orb carried during every graduation.

The use of warm wood juxtaposes against crisp white walls and the school’s signature blue accents. In order to retain and extend the original black terrazzo floor, BKP found the original contractor who used the same formula to patch and add new flooring indistinguishable from the original. Designed to wow visitors, the super-size graphic wall display in the waiting area features historic and recent photographs of the school’s students and faculty in action.

  • Client

    University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine

  • Cost

    $1.6 million

  • Size

    10,000 square feet

Images © Jeffrey Totaro

“This new facility will enable the school to continue its important work of educating the next generation of dentists and dental specialists as well as providing care to people in our community, some of whom are unable to receive dental treatment except for that provided in our school’s clinics.”