When Dr. W. E. Kramer, DDS met with Woodward Design Group, he let us know his desire to create a modern structure that takes full advantage of the beautiful, large oak tree at the front of his property. The challenge for architect Erik Wismar and Woodward Design Group was to design a structure within a very constricted site. This meant creating a harmony between the corner lot setbacks, the large oak tree at the front of the property and substantial off-street parking for the two businesses in the building.
Working as both the designer and the general contractor, Woodward’s solution drew upon our extensive experience with raised structures and a close attention to detail regarding the parking and driveway layout. The first floor features a raised steel podium with an elevator lobby, elevator equipment room, two staircases and covered parking. The second floor will house a future tenant, while the third floor is the new home of Kramer Dental. To create the modern look the client desired, the exterior features a combination of metal panels, smooth finish stucco, smooth finish lap siding and panel hardi board.
CategoryMedical Facility Construction
OwnerDr. William E. Kramer, III, DDS
DesignWoodward Design Group Erik Wismar, AIA, LEED AP
Size6,278 Square Feet
LocationNew Orleans, LA