Toronto, ON, CA,
"Concord Adex: Metropolitan Pharmacy and Appletree Clinic"
The challenge was to fit a pharmacy and medical clinic into a compact area of 1,500 square feet with a
ceiling height of 21 feet and a level change. The pharmacy and medical clinic presented a unique
opportunity to define a brand for a new business venture. Wood millwork was chosen as the main
expressive element in the space for its workability and material warmth. A contoured grid of product
shelving was used to form the space and its flow. This millwork guides the flow of space upon entering
the pharmacy. Locally available maple veneer plywood was used.
The millwork components were kept to fit within an 8 ft length maximum to work with the standard
plywood sheet dimension of 4x8 ft. Designing to this standard sheet dimension allowed for minimum
The interior fit out combines traditional mill working methods with leading edge industrial technologies. A
building information model (BIM) was used to refine the form of the construction while computer
numerically controlled (CNC) milling was used to cut out the components of the millwork.
2012 WoodWORKS! "Best Architectural Interiors" Award
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
My Role: Designer