About Us

Connecticut’s Dental Office Design Specialists

Designs From Space is an architectural, office planning and interior design team that conceives dental facilities, supervises the construction process and comparison-shops for the best deals on dental cabinets and dental equipment. We are backed by more than 30 years of experience and a team of certified individuals that specialize in everything from architecture to interior design.


We pride ourselves in our quality control and project supervision expertise. Each and every dental office that we work on is carefully designed and monitored on a day-to-day basis by at least one of our extremely talented staff.  No matter the size of the project, Designs From Space is available every step of the way to ensure that the project runs smoothly and is completed on time.


Designs From Space is lead by Bob Murphy,  who creates the dental office designs and coordinates the progress of each project.  Bob, who grew-up in the dental industry, graduated from Boston University and has been involved with nearly 700 dental office projects. Learn more about our talented team below!


Meet Our Team
Bob Murphy, Team Leader & Designer
Bob learned dental office design from his father, Jim Murphy, who was a 50-year veteran of the dental industry.  Bob has managed retail dental supply stores, been a loan officer for a healthcare construction lender, been a dental equipment sales specialist,  operated an information technology company and owned a dental cabinetry manufacturing company.  He has been a guest speaker at Harvard, Columbia, NYU and UCONN dental schools as well as local dental societies and study groups.


Richard Lawrence, AIA
Richard provides the architectural expertise.  He is a registered professional architect and president of The Lawrence Associates, Manchester, CT.  Rick holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Rennselear Polytechnic Institute.  He creates the exterior designs and architectural details.  Rick has designed and provided construction administration services for over 500 varied building projects.  His firm has won many awards for creativity and excellence.


Julia Riordan, ASID
Julia provides the interior design services.  She is a registered professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers and principal of JSR Interiors, Broad Brook, CT.  Julia is a graduate of Endicott College and has 17 years of interior design experience.  Much of the photo showcase reflects her skills and talent.

Communities We Serve

Designs From Space provides dental office design services throughout the greater Connecticut area including

Andover and surrounding areas.

What are we Good at

Space Requirement

If you don't know how much space you need, we do.

Feasibility Study

when you're not sure if your new project makes sense, we are.

Project Budget

we give you the entire story, for better or worse.

Lease Negotiations

we've never met a landlord we couldn't deal with.

Project Financing

let us find the best lending deals for you.

Office Planning

big and small, we've done them all.

Interior Design

we'll customize the interior of your new dental environment.

Architectural Design

our team covers all of your needs

Regulatory Compliance

we understand the codes and guidelines.

Equipment Selection

decades of specifying dental equipment

Equipment Savings

the result of regional and national competitive bidding.

Cabinetry Specifications

years of designing and manufacturing cabinets.

Cabinetry Savings

no dealer or middle-man means lower prices.

Construction Bidding

 thorough specifications assure apples-to-apples bids.

Contractor Selection

we know the right questions to ask

Project Supervision

we're regularly on the job and at the site.

Certificate of Occupancy

we get it done as near to schedule and budget as possible