Emory St. Joseph's Doctors Building
This renovation of the Emory/St. Joseph’s Doctors Building includes both exterior enhancements and an interior revitalization, including the revitalization of the atrium space aimed to create a more vibrant environment. The building renovation was designed to be reflective of the high-quality health care for which the physicians are recognized. The design mission was to visually enhance and to activate this medical office environment, as well as provide forward-thinking solutions to create spaces that promote well-being and comfort for patients, their families, and staff.
The atrium has been redesigned with biomimicry concepts and nature-inspired solutions to create a space of healing, comfort, and refuge. The space offers not only places to gather, but intimate spaces offering a place of respite. The first-floor space allowed the addition of several highly visible including a credit union, fitness center, and other retail spaces. To further activate the common area space, kiosks were designed to allow for a change of product or service.
A stepped commons area was added to an area which had been a dead-end space, creating a gathering space for nursing students as well as providing connectivity to the new food service and outdoor courtyard. This area also contains a green wall water feature, creating ambiance and tranquil sounds. Of particular interest is a glass elevator in the atrium space which serves not only as a design feature, but also a functional improvement to the pedestrian circulation between the three office buildings and the hospital.
The exterior has new color-coded vestibules to assist with wayfinding, as well as new exterior and interior environmental signage. The north-facing facade has a new entrance design and vestibule.
Awards: 2019 BOMA Renovation of the Year