With the mission of providing convenient, affordable healthcare close to home, WellStar Health System decided to establish a new health park in the north Atlanta community of Holly Springs, Georgia. The medical office building houses urgent care, cardiology, obstetrics and pediatric services, as well as diagnostics and imaging, rehab and physical therapy, a sleep lab and community classroom space. The variety of services under one roof allow Holly Springs residents to see their doctor, have tests performed and get prescriptions filled in a pleasant, one-stop-shop.
Employees weighed in on the building’s layout and design throughout the design process, helping promote operational efficiencies. The imaging department is located only a short distance from urgent care, meaning high-priority patients are only seconds away from an X-ray. Clear, intuitive wayfinding enhances the patient experience, while shell space on the fourth floor provides flexibility for future growth.
The building’s large, two-story atrium was carefully engineered to create clean sightlines, and the project team conducted daylight studies to determine how the lobby’s layout and exterior glazing would impact the building’s energy performance. The exterior is clad in brick, stone and metal panels, which mirror the materials used in other WellStar locations, while warm wood tones, neutral paint colors and stone work inside the building create a warm, welcoming atmosphere.