Georgia Medical Plaza 400|
CDH Partners, Inc.
675 Tower Road, Marietta, GA 30060
Location: Dawsonville, Georgia
Date Bid: Aug 2012 Construction Period: Sept 2012 to Apr
Total Square Feet: 26,997 Site: 2.968 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Sizes: First floor, 14,070; second floor, 12,927; total
26,997 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, varies 8’ to 10’; second floor, 8’
6”; total, 31’ 6”.
Basic Construction Type: II/Sprinklered/Adaptive Reuse.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls:
CMU, brick, curtain wall.
Roof: Metal, membrane. Floors: Concrete. Interior
Walls: Metal stud drywall.
Structural Engineer: CDH Partners, Inc. - 675 Tower Road,
Marietta, GA 30060
General Contractor: Brasfield & Gorrie, General Contractors -
1990 Vaughn Road, N.W., #100, Kennesaw, GA 30144
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: HPD, LLC - 3000 Clearview
Avenue, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30340
Civil Engineer: Rochester & Associates - 425 Oak Street, N.W.,
Gainesville, GA 30501
Northeast Georgia Health Systems purchased an existing pre-engineered
building that was originally built for a motorcycle shop. It was
repurposed for use as a medical facility, which fulfilled the owner's
goal to bring more outpatient services and advanced physician
specialties closer to the residents of the surrounding community. The
convenient access to medical care and imaging diagnostics with same-day
appointment availability has also become an integral part of this
medical group's practice.
Utilizing an integrated team approach, CDH designers provided a creative
design that converted this existing building into a spacious area where
the latest medical care is offered. In the beginning, a mezzanine was
accessed by two stairwells and a utility freight elevator. This area
covered about one half of the footprint of the building. CDH's
structural engineers designed this area using steel framing columns and
concrete slab to create a complete second floor level.
An adjacent lot was purchased to increase the parking capacity from
approximately 60 spaces to 147 spaces. Due to the bulk of parking being
to one side of the building the main entry point was relocated and
enhanced to that side of the building via new elevator tower and drive
under canopy. The public now enters the facility beneath a new canopy
and immediately steps into welcoming two-story lobby with porcelain
tiled flooring with a curved monumental stair.
Glass railings were utilized to lighten and give a sense of openness to
what otherwise would have been a claustrophobic space. Stone along with
a glass curtain wall defines the new entry point contrasting the
original brick veneer that was left in place around the remaining
portions of the exterior. The steel and wood canopy brings warmth to the
brick exterior and continues through the vestibule into the lobby around
the elevator doors.
The 14,000 square foot ground floor contains an Urgent Care department
with a dedicated entrance for the ambulance pick-up and public walk-ins.
A sports medicine practice is located on the ground floor along with a
medical lab and testing areas. The Imaging Center is also on this floor
and has separate accessible hallway for predominately women's imaging
such as bone density, mammography and ultrasound.
There is also separate sub-waiting area with dressing rooms and toilets
for men and women. The CT and MRI scan rooms share a common control room
whose windows are offset so that you cannot see the CT room thru the
control area from MRI room and vise-versa.
Even though this area is located in the core of the building, designers
created a natural themed environment that incorporates light, natural
stone, and wood. The X-ray room is directly supported by nearby tech
work area and state-of-the-art physicians reading room.
The 13,000 square foot second floor contains Northeast Georgia Physician
Group's Dawsonville Family Practice as well as space for three
additional specialty practices that all share waiting room, check-in and
check-out, conference room, small lab, clean supply room and staff
There are 21 exam rooms, two procedure rooms, seven physician offices,
four nurse's stations and satellite charting perches next to exam rooms.
In addition to NGPG suite, there is also a single practice "time share"
suite with three exam rooms, office, toilets, reception, nurse's
station, and clean
and soiled rooms.
Building Envelope: Parex, Boral Cultured Stone
Insulation: Carisle SynTec
Metal Roofing: Petersen Aluminum PAC-CLAD(R)
Interior: The Cabinet Place, Sherwin Williams
Curtain Wall, Entrances & Storefronts: Oldcastle
Interior: Algoma, Sherwin Williams, Corian, Formica
Flooring: Armstrong, Toli, Gerflor, Johnsonite, Masland Carpet
Lighting: Lithonia, Mark Architectural Lighting, Winona Lighting