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  Northeast Georgia Medical Plaza 400Northeast Georgia Medical Plaza 400

Architect

CDH Partners, Inc.
675 Tower Road, Marietta, GA 30060
www.cdhpartners.com

General Description

Location: Dawsonville, Georgia
Date Bid: Aug 2012 Construction Period: Sept 2012 to Apr 2013
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.

Project Team

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 lounge.

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.

Product Information
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 BuildingEnvelope(R)
Interior: Algoma, Sherwin Williams, Corian, Formica
Flooring: Armstrong, Toli, Gerflor, Johnsonite, Masland Carpet
Lighting: Lithonia, Mark Architectural Lighting, Winona Lighting
Elevator: ThyssenKrupp
 

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