Pediatric Partners is a pediatrician group practicing since 1993, located in Highland Park, Illinois.
We were brought on board to submit several space plans for various buildings, as is the normal process in looking for a new business location. Pediatric Partners selected the location that provided them the size that fit their needs and the ability to expand should it be necessary. This location gave them also a new pedestrian exposure within the Port Clinton Plaza Center, which exposed them to a new patient base.
Working together with the physicians and staff was a total delight, due to much of the artistic ability of Doctor Hochberg to visualize many of the design elements. Color was an important factor for the overall look of the interiors, along with an open and functional workflow.
The location of the office on the plaza provided natural light through the full height exterior glass walls. Patient privacy was a concern so by utilizing frosted window film with its many levels of transparency we were able to select the desired privacy level and achieve a playful design. All elements of the interiors were examined as to function and design.
Nurses’ station with the ability to collaborate with the doctors, spacious corridors for the double wide patient strollers, clerestory glass and an art gallery wall. Even the corner guards were either color coordinated with the walls or used as a contrast.
Yes, this is a healthcare office concerned for the physical and mental well-being of their patients. So beyond the nicely colorful walls, LED lighting and colorful flooring, is the hidden mechanics, ventilation, electrical and plumbing. With the high emphasis on cleanliness of the entire office we installed ultraviolet air purifiers (OXY 4) at each of the air supply boxes eliminating 99% of the airborne organisms. The water supply has a recirculating line for instant warm water for hand washing and temperature control mixing valves to prevent scolding. All the lighting is LED (Focal Point) (Tech Lighting) along with motion sensor controls. With confidentiality of patient information (HIPPA), we introduced the addition of a sound masking system to increase speech privacy. This is a multi-controllable sound emitting system in lieu of additional ceiling insulation and framing. Other LEED and environmentally friendly products used were, quartz stone reception counter (Cambria), luxury vinyl tile plank flooring & carpet (Tarkett), Scuff-X Paint (Benjamin Moore), Sinks & Faucets (Elkay).
We thank Pediatric Partners for entrusting us to design and build their new offices, along with their recent expansion that we are putting the finishing touches. We couldn’t be happier with the results.