As the dental education architect, Kahler Slater worked with the University of Florida College of Dentistry to develop a master plan to reorganize and possibly add onto the existing Dental Science Building. The design team prepared a facility master plan and conceptual design for the college to help establish present and future capital campaign needs. The ultimate goal was to establish and accommodate innovative, collaborative and high-tech student learning spaces, an inviting patient clinic experience and a facility that accommodates the college’s growth into the future.
The program areas of focus for the facility master plan were comprising a complete world-class College of Dentistry, including classroom/study space, research/simulation space, faculty/student practice clinics, administrative spaces, spaces for student organizations, as well as the consideration of a new auditorium space. The Design Team is assessed space utilization, current and future needs, and options including renovations, addition to the existing building, and/or a new building on a site adjacent to the existing Dental Science Building.