The design for the health center creates a welcoming space for patients along 23rd Street in the uptown area of Oklahoma City. This recently revitalized street features new restaurants, commercial spaces and office space. The area is centrally located in Oklahoma City allowing for patient access by bus, bike or car. The heath center is an 11,000 sf gut renovation of a 1960s building and includes both medical spaces and administration spaces.
The welcoming and modern atmosphere is created by illuminating the ceiling with half domes, enveloping the waiting room with curved surfaces, and using light wood millwork. The atmosphere is important in providing a calming environment to patients and reflecting the high quality health care that the center offers.
We worked closely with the client to create numerous work flow and patient circulation diagrams. Through our discussions with the client and development of the diagrams we identified their priorities and were able to design a floor plan that ensured efficient use of space, efficient work flow, and provided clear circulation paths for patients.
Location: Oklahoma City
Team: Deborah Richards & Zachary Colbert, Austin Mitchell. Completed as Inter-Projects Architecture.
General Contractor: Maccini Construction
Photography: Bilyana Dimitrova Photography