Location: University of Bridgeport’s Fones School of Dental Hygiene in Bridgeport, Connecticut
Area: 22,000 Square Feet
University of Bridgeport’s Fones School of Dental Hygiene (FSDH) utilized the services of Antinozzi Associates to determine if the renovation and relocation of the clinic to the Warner Hall Health Science Center was more cost effective than to renovate the clinic in its current location in Eleanor Dana Hall. The determination to relocate the existing space achieved many goals, which include the following: the consolidation of its community clinic functions into one building, the ability for students and clients to interact in a more office-like setting, and the opportunity for students to learn on modern, technologically up-to-date, appropriate equipment, easing their transition into the workforce. Ultimately, this relocation has attracted more students and clinical patients to the School.
In addition, Warner Hall required minor renovations to be compliant with ADA regulations. The floor plan layout also allows for better privacy between the clinic’s 30 operatories while providing visual supervision by the instructors.