“Every building deserves the maximum amount of artistic exploration with a considered, deliberate approach. We seek to create spaces which impart feelings that you’re a participant in something exceptional, where function leads to calm, awe or inspiration. Our core values strive to convey that quality in every project we touch, from the modest to the extravagant.” ~Fredrick Franko, Director of Design
To transform a vacant retail space into a primary care facility.
The Saratoga Family Physicians facility is an example of how the primary-care function can be achieved within a non-clinical environment. Located next to an existing ambulatory care facility, the renovation included unifying the exterior face of the building as well as adding a new entry, ambulance pick-up, and loading dock. The waiting room/reception area sets the tone immediately upon entering the facility, where translucent panels of pressed wheat stalks are framed by natural maple wood trim. For maximum efficiency, the clinical space was laid out with four pods of five exam rooms for each nurses’ station. Each nurses’ station shares a vitals area with the adjacent nurses’ station and the four pods, 20 exam rooms in total, share functions such as a central lab, clean storage, etc. The space is zoned with the patient/nursing/vitals along the front, exams room in the middle and staff and physician office space along the back, with a separate corridor for maximum privacy while providing quick access between the exam rooms and office.