With Helene Marcus Interior Design A separate make-ready phase for this 20-station dialysis project involved relocating first floor nursing home dining and therapy spaces to the buildings lower level. The greatest challenge we faced with the Bushwick Dialysis Facility design was planning a cohesive treatment unit while dealing with an ‘immovable object” in the form of a major structural bearing wall. Our solution was in effect to build two treatment suites with a central nurses station straddling each side of the bearing wall. The proposed design created a positive outcome from a negative existing condition by increasing patient acoustical and visual privacy without duplicating staff and clinical support areas. The facility features a central water equipment room from which RO water, acid and bicarbonate are piped to all treatment stations.
The existing practice was renovated and reconfigured to provide for an expanded number of exam rooms/dental operatories. The expanded D & TC was designed and constructed in compliance with the applicable provisions of the State Hospital Code.
A leading dialysis provider tasked us with converting approximately 11,000 square feet of vacant ground floor office space into a 25-station renal dialysis center. The existing conditions presented several unique challenges. The building’s façade featured multiple openings with floor-to-ceiling glass which the Landlord requested remain. This created a direct conflict with the treatment room millwork as the rear of the cabinetry would be visible from the exterior. We chose to apply an opaque decorative film to the existing glazing which not only concealed the millwork, but reduced heat gain and external glare. Careful coordination of the new underground plumbing system was required due to a shallow on-site sanitary sewer. The project included a new barrier free ramp to link the parking lot with the dialysis entry.
Our goal was to create a comfortable style that puts this national dialysis provider’s patients and care givers at ease from the moment they walk through the door. A cultured stone fireplace flanked by warm colors and wood trimmed wainscoting evoke a traditional Connecticut aesthetic. For the treatment room we chose to contrast the softer tones of the public spaces with a bright color palate and a bold floor pattern to create a sense of energy and vibrancy.
The changing face of health care on the regulatory side has created a tidal wave of change on the design side. JWB is committed to helping our health care architecture clients ride that wave.
Hospital consolidations and reorganizations have created the need for new In-patient and Out-patient programs and services. We have helped our clients establish ambulatory health centers across many specialties including; Dialysis, Dental, Pediatrics, Pain Management, GI, Imaging, Oncology, Rehabilitation and Mental Health. Our experience also extends to multi-specialty ambulatory surgery centers.
Our In-patient health care architecture portfolio includes; Dialysis, Cardiology, Psychiatric, Laboratories, OBGYN/ Maternity, ER/ED and administrative support (multiple departments).