Central Ohio Primary Care Physicians, Inc. turned to Andrews Architects Inc. to complete the interior design for their third building on their Westerville Campus. Andrews Architects was challenged with fitting seven user groups into the 50,000 sf space on two floors. These COPC spaces include Lab, River’s Edge Pediatrics, Northside Medical Associates, Westerville Family Physicians, Endocrinology Specialists, Pediatric Support Center, as well as an ENT space for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
All of these spaces required careful planning in regard to the patients, staff, and equipment. We worked closely with the leadership teams, staff, and equipment suppliers to design the spaces including the state-of-the-art lab.
We, Andrews Architects, with board certified healthcare architects (ACHA) on staff, were able to easily work through the design conversations since all parties were able to speak the same language and understand the importance of circulation, equipment, and technology needs for their spaces. We were able to bring together the tenant spaces with one cohesive feel, even though, each practice had different aesthetic visions and unique needs. While incorporating their individual personalities in a timeless, contemporary design, the patient flow was at the forefront of everyone’s minds throughout the design process. The use of natural light was prioritized for the staff spaces for a welcoming respite from the patient zones. The custom cabinetry throughout allowed the staff to be efficient, connect with their patients, and keep items out of children’s eyesight and hands.