When a few feet can make all the difference.
This project was originally planned to be placed on
a vacant inner city lot which had previously contained
four row houses—each 12 feet wide. The architect
was faced with the almost impossible challenge of arranging 10 exam rooms, a
reception/waiting room, eight offices, support spaces and corridors on a lot
only 48-feet wide.
Recognizing the possibility that a less than ideal
floor plan may result, and noticing that a vacant
house next door was for sale, Synthesis proposed
Gates that they acquire the property. Open Gates authorized Synthesis to negotiate
a price for the adjacent property, and within 30 days the street frontage for
the clinic had been increased to a more functional 60-feet, all for the nominal
sum of $10,500.