Cornerstone Architects recently finished another very exciting project just outside of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Generations of Women, a thriving OB/GYN practice, wished to open a satellite location within a medical office building on the SRMC campus. This expansion would enable their business to offer pediatric care along with their OB/GYN services.
Our design team included Erik Quackenbush (project manager) and Audra Powell (interior designer). On several occasions during the design process, they met with the client and discussed their needs for the new location. They got a feel for the client’s personal tastes and what was envisioned for the space. Meeting with the practice manager and nursing staff, they identified existing issues that reduced efficiency and welfare of the staff and patients.
The linear shell space was creatively designed as a dual suite that allows the tenant to service both OB and pediatric patients in two visually distinct treatment areas, each with its own entrance. The back of house areas are connected, enabling the staff to travel between the suites with ease.
In the pediatric suite, we used color and shape, not only as entertainment for the children, but also as location markers for important rooms and functions. These will help the staff to direct parents in potentially stressful situations. Playful touches were also added through decorative lights and interactive floor tiles. In the OB/GYN suite, the pallet was kept muted and calm, with simple finishes that add a touch of elegance. The overall design in both suites is modern, clean, and welcoming. During the construction phase, we worked closely with Scott Long Construction, Inc. (general contractor), making any necessary design adjustments to ensure the final product was of the highest quality.
Since opening in October of 2015, Generations of Women’s new suite has quickly filled with both patients and providers.