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February 04, 2020 - Arminco Inc.
ARMINCO Inc. was recently selected to design the new first-floor state of the art Comprehensive Dental Clinic for Howard University College of Dentistry Washington, DC. The the ultimate goal of the new center is to allow faculty the opportunity to practice and teach students utilizing the latest technology that will also increase efficiency and effectiveness while delivering the highest quality of patient care to the community.
The re-design of the clinic is made possible thanks to a generous donation from esteemed Howard dentistry alumnus and philanthropist Amarjit Singh Marwah (D.D.S ’58), for which the clinic will be named as The Marwah Comprehensive Care Clinic.
Dr. Marwah is committed to the superior education provided by Howard University and the the necessity of a state-of-the-art clinic and learning center that would maximize the number of students receiving hands-on dental training. “The new Marwah Comprehensive Care Clinic will be a 3,000-square foot, 23-chair, state-of-the-art, facility and will enhance the clinical experiences of pre-doctoral and dental hygiene students” says Andrea D. Jackson, dean of the College of Dentistry. “The clinic will also provide the long awaited space for a faculty practice facility and will serve patients requiring more advanced care while training our students.” While Howard’s dental school was founded in 1881, the current dental school building was constructed in the 1950’s, and is due for architectural, structural and technological upgrades.
Partnering with Howard University’s Dental School is a great honor for ARMINCO, Inc., and holds many exciting opportunities. Founded in 1867, Howard University has deep roots in Washington, DC and is one of the nation’s oldest HBCU’s (Historically Black Colleges & Universities). Also notable is Dr. Andrea Jackson, a dentist, and prosthodontist, as the second female Dean of the Dental School. In accordance with the school’s “Howard Forward 2024” facilities revitalization campaign, Jackson and her team were seeking an Architectural/ Design firm that could maximize their budget for this project with a modern design, efficient use of space and on-time delivery.
After interviewing several other vendors and exploring the impressive dental practices of other local ARMINCO clients in the DC area, ARMINCO was chosen to create a full set of architectural plans for the project. A full video rendering of these plans will be presented to University President Wayne Frederick, Dean Jackson, Dr. Armarjit Marwah and the College of Dentistry Faculty, Staff and Students.
The concept art and proposal assembled by Arminco's team of professional consultants, designers, project managers, and equipment experts led by the owner, Artin Safarian, was key in winning this notable project.
" Over the years we have worked hard to create a solid team of professionals with great chemistry and dynamics that any company would be proud to have. This is a great achievement for our team and a large step in the right direction. Since my involvement in the industry, we have designed and built many practices for Howard University Dental School graduates, and to now have the opportunity to be a part of the project that will create a place for these future doctors, to enhance their education is inspiring. I would also like to thank Dr. Amarjit Singh Marwah for making this dream come true." says Artin Safarian.
This Arminco team will run point during the entire project to ensure quality and proper completion. Groundbreaking is scheduled to begin in the near future.
Working together with Howard University on this initial project is a great honor for Arminco Inc. and with their team’s design-savvy and construction know-how, this is one partnership that could yield many other “crowning achievements” for both parties in the future!
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