Over the winter, Neagley & Chase completed an office design renovation for the UVM Family Medicine offices in South Burlington Vermont. I’ve been spending a lot of time in new or renovated medical offices this spring! (NMC Inpatient Progressive Care Unit, the NMC Clinics Building and soon to be posted Timberlane Dental).
Gone are the days of cold, sterile clinical settings when it comes to current medical office design. Instead I’m finding spaces that are warmer, cozier and contain elements like big windows for natural light, softer artificial lighting and custom design elements.
The first space I photographed was the check-in and waiting area. Designed with a large wall of windows looking into a shady courtyard, there’s a great connection with the outdoors. A custom recessed ceiling light provides softer ambient lighting. A built in rounded reception desk provides an interesting architectural element.
That view to the courtyard is so peaceful, it’s almost meditative.
Normally you would see something like linoleum in a medical setting but here flooring that gives the appearance of wood changes both the style and feel of this hallway.
A custom built-in tucked into a hallway nook provides extra storage and work space.
An exam room is spacious enough for a table and extra seating.
Here’s a workspace for doctors with an efficient layout of desk space and windows for natural light.
The staff kitchen area includes built in cabinetry.
A conference and meeting room that again incorporates windows for natural light.
Because the space had already been in use for several months I had to do a good deal of “clean-up” in post production. There’s only so much you can move during a shoot!
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