With patients who suffer from lung diseases and sleep disorders, the Oregon Lung Specialists sought a design for their new clinic that limited patient stress through their entire visit. The intended outcome was to minimize stress and strain on both patients and staff, support the wellness of the office, and increase the overall patient experience.
Because many of their clients struggle for breath, the flow of the office requires efficiency and ease for patients. Support areas are designed directly adjacent to the main lobby to bring check-in and check-out services closest to patients. As a humble practice, their intention was to create a practical and calm office to serve their patients with staff areas separated from the patient spaces to support focused work that is removed from patient interactions.
To maximize the budget, many of the existing rooms and walls of the 15,000-SF office were retained. Flooring changes, colors, and textures were strategically applied to help patients and staff navigate the three main areas of the office: sleep, pulmonary and administration. A soft, cool textural palette breathes a freshness into the space and integrates well with existing furniture relocated from their previous office.