NASHVILLE, Tenn.– Crain Construction is renovating and expanding a building on Spruce Street that will be the future home of Robbins Plastic Surgery.

Originally designed by architect Manuel Zeitlin in 1989, the blue and light tan, one-story building with a small second-story loft was distinctive for its shapes and geometry that were not indicative of the times. His firm, Manuel Zeitlin Architects LLC, has re-designed the building for Dr. Chad Robbins.

The building, which housed a prosthetics company until recently, has been gutted and approximately 1,381 square feet is being added to accommodate a surgical suite with exam rooms, an operating room, recovery room and offices. The renovation includes new HVAC, plumbing, medical gas piping and electrical, according to Gary Doebler, Crain Construction project manager.

On the exterior, the existing EIFS will be extended and a new fritted glass front entrance will be added to bring daylight into the reception area.

“Both the prosthetics company and the plastic surgery company shared the same desire for a pleasant and calming atmosphere for patients,” said architect Lesley Beaman. “With the re-design, we’re softening the bold colors and wild geometrics, adding a surgical suite and creating comforting places for patients to rehabilitate.”

Work is expected to be completed the end of September. This is one of three medical office buildings Crain Construction currently has under construction. The other two are in Spring Hill and Hendersonville, Tenn.

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