2019 Winners

Mingda Liu

Best New Construction: Dr. Ryan Rother, Rother Dental

Practice of the Future: Runner-up


Mingda Liu // Fusion Orthodontics and Pedodontics

Story by Erin Yeager

Q: WHAT INSPIRED you to create this practice?

A: The idea of “fusion” is to integrate material and technology, form and color, scale and system to create a welcoming space for children and young adults to enjoy themselves while visiting the dentist. What makes the space work? Highlights include curved walls in the play area, a glass curved-closure reception space and arched-wall operatories. It’s all an open-plan layout to invoke the fusion concept.

What advice do you have for aspiring designers?

Let your imagination run free. Everything you can imagine is real. •