Arminco Inc. Awarded Architecture and Design Contract with College of Dentistry at Howard University

February 03, 2020 - Arminco Inc.

One of the nations’ oldest teaching and dental care institutions to undergo expansion and renovations as part of the Howard Forward 2019-2024 Strategic Initiative.

Sterling, Virginia (February 3, 2020) – 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. Arminco Inc. was selected for their vast experience and reputation for quality and excellence in the dental build-design industry.

The Arminco team will work closely with the Dean and committee at Howard University to provide complete architecture engineering design plans for a substantial clinic area on the first floor of the renovated dental school. 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 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. The dental school expansion and building renovations are part of the Howard Forward 2019-2024 strategic initiative that articulates attainable aspirations to enhance academic excellence, inspire new knowledge and serve the community.

The concept art and proposal assembled by Arminco's team of professional consultants, designers, project managers, land equipment experts - all led by the owner, Artin Safarian - were 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 February 7, 2020 with a ceremony and donor Dr. Amarjit Singh Marwah present to swing the first hammer.

About Howard University:

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and has produced four Rhodes Scholars, 11 Truman Scholars, two Marshall Scholars, one Schwarzman Scholar, over 70 Fulbright Scholars and 22 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on-campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University visit

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