AnMed Health, Clemson
The new medical office building weaves together four distinct practices — Primary Care, Urgent Care, Specialty Care, and Imaging — into a cohesive design that shares a common waiting and Check In/Out area.
The design of this medical office prototype features many qualities that were important to AnMed Health — scalability to grow in place, adaptability to change function as patient demands evolve, universal and accessible design, and bariatric accommodations.
Prototypical Elements Allow for Future Expansion
To achieve these goals, McMillan Pazdan Smith employed several unique design decisions to meet AnMed Health’s needs. Corridors terminate into full height windows or ancillary spaces to allow for future connectivity to building additions. Roof trusses are sized to span across the building, from exterior wall to exterior wall, to minimize the need for columns and to maximize the flexibility of the space. Future spaces were shelled out with gravel floors to allow ease of renovating for future infills.
Accessibility Features Enhance Patient Safety
Exterior slopes and transitions into the building were carefully planned to minimize the potential for slips, trips, and falls as a patient enters the building. Several locations of widened doors and in-ceiling patient lifts both improve the accessibility of the space, while allowing AnMed Health to serve the growing needs of the bariatric population.
Rigorous Construction Documentation Results in Accurate Pricing
Due to the comprehensive, fully-detailed nature of the construction documents that our firm prepared for the facility, the bids from several General Contractors came in under budget and within 3% of each other.