The goal for the flagship campus for Heritage Medical Associates, a large independent multi-specialty physician’s group, is to develop a modern design that conveys leading-edge healthcare delivery while complementing the surrounding development. The new three-story, 63,468-square-foot MOB, comprised of one level of parking and two levels of clinical suites, is located on a 3.61-acre site in an existing office park.

The design team partnered with HMA leadership and physicians to effectively evaluate, program, design and deliver a state-of-the-art clinical facility that seeks to enhance the delivery model for patient care. The result was a clinically informed design with a strong emphasis on best practices, Lean attributes and other evidence-based design concepts that encourage operational efficiency and provide for future flexibility.

The project scope includes design services for all new construction, including building shell and structure and the complete interior build-out of individual clinical suites. To address the issue of separate clinics not feeling like a cohesive group, the lobby design will allow views to all clinic check-in areas and provide consistent branding and signage. A grand staircase at the entry will connect parking and both clinic floors, while the lobby will provide views to the outdoors from the waiting area. Natural daylight will also be accessible from clinic spaces.