Podiatry Group - (Renovation & New Construction)|
675 Tower Road, Marietta, GA 30060
Location: Marietta, Georgia
Sep 2011 Construction Period: Oct 2011 to Mar 2012
Total Square Feet: 6,768 Site: 1.483 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: First floor, 6,768; total, 6,768 square feet.
Building Height: First floor 20’; total, 20’.
Basic Construction Type: III/Renovation.
Foundation: n/a. Exterior Walls: n/a. Roof: n/a.
Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.
Total Square Feet: 4,400 Site: 1.483 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: First floor, 4,400; total, 4,400 square feet.
Building Height: First floor 17’; total, 17’.
Basic Construction Type: VI/New.
Foundation: Cast-in-place. Exterior Walls: Metal siding,
EIFS, brick. Roof: Membrane, asphalt shingles. Floors:
Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.
Structural Engineer: Nannis & Associates, Inc. - 505 East Main
Street, Buford, GA 30518
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Shepherd, Harvey & Associates,
Inc. - 4855 River Green Parkway, Duluth, GA 30096
Civil Engineer & Landscape Architect: Rochester & Associates,
Inc. - 425 Oak Street, N.W., Gainsville, GA 30501
Marietta Podiatry Group has provided podiatric care to a popular and
fitness-minded northwest metro Atlanta community for over 30 years. From
the beginning, physicians set a clear goal to provide patients with the
highest quality of care in a clean, safe, and caring environment.
Twenty-eight years ago, CDH Partners was asked to design a medical
facility for Marietta Podiatry that would allow the physicians to meet
the growing demands of their practice. In 2010, this longtime client
contacted CDH once again with the request to renovate a building they
had just purchased. Included in the plan was also the construction of a
new building that was located adjacent to the renovated facility. This
new building became their ambulatory surgery center and allowed them to
expand their practice to a greater degree.
Utilizing an integrated team approach, CDH designers provided creative
design, strategic planning, and a broad material selection for
detailing. The 7,200 square foot single story clinic is residential in
style and is constructed of wood framing with a mansard roof. It has a
rustic brick exterior and sits on 1.43 acres.
The renovated building has been systematically laid out with future
expansion in mind. The new ambulatory surgery center was placed at the
entry level to the site to the west of the existing clinic. When it came
to the workflow pattern, designers realized the existing floor plan that
had been designed by CDH years earlier was still viable. Therefore no
changes were made to the original design.
The CDH team began by renovating the group's clinic, which was original
to the facility. They utilized space planning, materials, and colors to
create an upscale environment while implementing sustainable design
principles. The new ambulatory surgery center also contains a physical
therapy space and exam modules.
In the end, CDH established an intrinsic design that clearly guides
patients into surgery and exam rooms using visible points of connection.
Close attention was paid to patient convenience, comfort, and safety.
Colors were specifically chosen to reduce patient stress.
The design team applied a system-wide approach to patient and family
centered care. Only finish upgrades were required but this still allowed
the CDH team to follow a comprehensive process through every phase of
the project, resulting in a well-conceived product that is both holistic
and well planned. One exam module was converted into a naturally lit
physical therapy area, requiring some minor structural and MEP changes.
The different occupancies and fire separations required the buildings be
ten feet apart connected by a lite corridor. In order to make the two
sections into a cohesive whole, the original entry to the clinic was
redesigned to have a similar canopy to the addition. Brick from the
original clinic was matched for a pull away detail on the surgery center
Intricate details are binding elements that bring a final layer of
comfort and thoughtfulness to a project. The waiting room was updated
for patient comfort. Subdued lighting was added along with a wireless
network access and coffee station.
Flooring: Shaw, Bigelow, Mannington, Armstrong, Schluter, Roppe
Paint: Sherwin Williams
Plastic Laminate: Wilsonart