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  Forest Canyon Endoscopy & Surgery Center, Page 34Forest Canyon Endoscopy & Surgery Center
ARCHITECT
CDG ARCHITECTS, LTD.
2102 N. Country Club Road, #9, Tucson, AZ 85716
www.cdg-architects.com


Location: 
Flagstaff, Arizona
Total Square Feet: 7,724
Construction Period: Feb 2003 to Nov 2003

CONSTRUCTION TEAM
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER:
Turner Structural Engineering Co. - 3026 N. Country Club Road, Tucson, AZ 85716
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Loven Contracting, Inc. - 1100 S. Pinnacle Street, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
MECHANICAL ENGINEER: Adams & Associates, Inc. - 4067 E. Grant Road, #200, Tucson, AZ 85712
ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: Robert Smyth, P.E. - 9121 E. Tanque Verde, #105, Tucson, AZ 85749
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: AHRA - 2412 N. Third Street, Flagstaff, AZ 86004


The Forest Canyon Endoscopy and Surgery Center was commissioned by a group of doctors, practicing in different disciplines, who wanted to combine their services under one roof. The building was designed under the strict aesthetic guidelines of the City of Flagstaff, Arizona. Known as the gateway to the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff construction has been strongly influenced by traditional, rustic architecture. The pitched roof, nativelooking rock facing, subtle paint colors and prominent chimney create the appearance of a rural lodge. This one-story building is nestled in a grove of mature pine trees and, by design, does not look like a conventional medical facility. The scale and style of the building are both welcoming and friendly. Plantings were selected to echo the native forest surrounding the facility and to soften the appearance of the ample parking area.

The Forest Canyon Endoscopy and Surgery Center project was undertaken as a Design-Build venture between the client (doctors), architect (CDG Architects) and contractor (Loven Contracting, Inc.). Collaboration between the three entities began at the project's inception to ensure that each brought their specific experience to bear on the design process. CDG Architects finds that such collaboration is effective in producing well-conceived design solutions, cost-effective material and equipment selections as well as efficient project timelines. Loven Contracting, local to Flagstaff, was instrumental in working with the City of Flagstaff to meet zoning and code requirements and obtain permits. Master Planning and functional programming were also completed for future development.

The doctors' program included one minor surgery operating room, two endoscopic treatment/procedure rooms and appurtenant recovery and support areas. The floor plan reflects the doctors' collective desire to work in a comfortable, small-scale medical setting. Efficiency of workflow, allowing technical staff to interface with administrators and patients alike, was a critical design consideration. Forest Canyon Endoscopy and Surgery Center was introduced to Flagstaff as a state-of-the-art facility. Equipment was carefully selected and installed to meet the doctors' needs. The operating and recovery rooms were designed to feel expansive and bright, high-set windows allow natural light without compromising privacy or reducing valuable wall space.

Patient comfort was also an essential factor in the building design. Warm colors were selected for the interiors; wall hangings, art objects and furniture were chosen to create a homey atmosphere. The architect and doctors agreed that a fireplace in the smaller waiting area would give it a "lodge" feel, putting clients at ease physically, in a warm and comfortable setting during cold winter days. A play area was also included adjacent to the larger waiting room.

MANUFACTURERS/SUPPLIERS
DIV 07:
Shingles: Elk; Manufactured Stone: Cultured Stone; EIFS: Dryvit.
DIV 09: Acoustical Treatment, Sheet Vinyl, VCT: Armstrong.


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