Philadelphia, PA Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry


JJ White was hired to complete a 100,000 square foot, $12,000,000 gut and fit-out project at Temple University’s Kornberg School of Dentistry. The project sought to modernize the way the school approached their instruction with a state-of-the-art facility and high-tech equipment.


The greatest challenges this job faced were the aggressive time schedule and level of occupation within the existing facility. The pre-clinical dentistry lab needed to be fully renovated in under 3 months while the school remained fully operational.


JJ White deployed two teams of tradesmen that essentially worked around the clock to meet the three month deadline in renovating the pre-clinical facility. The JJ White teams also developed work-arounds so all educational activities remained uninterrupted throughout the construction process. JJ White fitted operatories, laboratories, classrooms, stadium seating lecture halls, administrative support centers, executive offices/suites, lounges, bathrooms, waiting rooms, reception areas, and skylights. JJ White also did a replacement of the building’s Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing systems.


The extensive renovation of Temple’s Kornberg School of Dentistry by JJ White has transformed the school into a modern force in the field. The high-tech equipment and open-floor layout give students the opportunity to learn and grow in a free-flowing environment with less barriers.