Project Description

NEW YORK INTERIOR MEDICAL OFFICE

Clean, Calming, Airy

The challenge met for the interior design of this New York Maimonides Medical Office in Borough Park consisted of creating a comforting, relaxing environment to promote healing. As a physician’s treatment facility, designing for the patient was of the utmost importance. Having a large design impact with budget conscience material selection was incorporated by the designers.

We used a soft color palette and warm wood tones to make the interior design of this medical office airy and upbeat. The waiting area is the first impression to the medical facility. With references to sky in an oval ceiling pop up, decorated with energetic LED pendant lighting and an expansive view over the Brooklyn neighborhood provides connectivity, ample natural lighting and organic form.

The furniture layout also plays with a curved positioning for a calming effect. Contract grade furniture was selected by the New York interior designers for longevity and the manufacturer’s stocked fabric option provided a budget friendly opportunity, as was the commercial broadloom carpet with a multi-directional pattern with a warm grey colorway.

The reception area continues the flow of curvilinear lines in the medical office’s interior design. The rounded dropped soffit anchors the reception desk with two modern pendants. The two-height desk is ADA compliant, utilizes durable plastic laminate for a wood look and includes waved dimensional panels with a metallic finish for a stylish effect. This contemporary interior treatment pairs well with the strong grey mosaic accent wall behind which multi-purposes as privacy for the storage area.

Patient rooms and corridors have LVT installed for their convenient cleanability and long-life characteristics. Quickship guest chair seating and short lead time exam stools allowed for a seamless move in date, important for the business owner. In-Site’s designers assisted with the full furniture order, and coordinating with vendors and delivery crew required to complete the medical office interior design. Decorators placed the final touches of accessories.

A contemporary kitchenette break room for staff has rich warm wood tones and white solid surfacing for a clean look. The modern office bathroom design features a linear porcelain tile in the important areas to best keep assist the maintenance staff with sanitation of this medical office.

This medical center design is featured in an ASID article published on Heathcare Interior Design by our firm’s very own creative principal, Elizabeth S. Vaughan. Click here for the full article in our Press & Awards.

BEST PRACTICES FOR MEDICAL OFFICE INTERIOR DESIGN:

TIPS FROM THE TRADE

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DESIGNING THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE BRAND

The first step in developing a medical office interior design is to highlight the doctor or practice as a brand. How can the office represent the services offered or prestige of the doctor is a question our experienced interior designers begin with. Patients have many options in selecting practitioners nowadays, therefore the waiting rooms and exam rooms are playing a larger part of the medical field. Creating an inviting space can allow a patient to be more at ease before seeking a specialist treatment can be of great comfort. An elective specialist may want to convey their high technical abilities and impress their patients from the moment they enter with modern design. While considering functionality and maximizing on budget and space, allows for an environment that speaks to the client and the patients alike.

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FURNITURE – STYLE, STRONG & SANITIZED

Furniture is a large aspect of the interior design of a doctor’s office. Ready-made or custom built, a lot of thought goes into the planning and ordering of each. Whether it is a new medical office or renovating an existing space, the furniture needs to be comfortable and aesthetically pleasing to the rest of the design. Another key consideration when our trained designers are making decisions is to ensure it is commercial grade with good warranties. This allows the space to look its best for a longer period of time, and maximizing on the initial investment. Last but not least, is considering sanitation options is very important, and the pandemic placed even more emphasis on this. Many commercial fabric options allow for bleach cleanability for upholstery and solid surfacing materials can be used with almost zero porosity for countertops and reception desks, just to name a few.

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DESIGNING ACCESSIBILITY FOR ALL

Medical office interior design inherently requires consideration to all patients that would require a doctor’s office visit. Designing to ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act, is essential for a functioning space. Examining the reception desk to have a lower counter area for someone pulling up in a wheelchair, appropriate door opening widths and turnaround space are all in the finer details planned out when creating a set of construction documents that a contractor and millworker will build to. Designing to a pediatric office would require different considerations as well since those patients require comfort at a different height entirely. Making sure a space suits everyone’s needs is essential for happy patients and staff workers.

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