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Project No.: 08027
Location: Buffalo, New York
Client: Kaleida Health
Area: 17,000 SF
Construction Complete: July 2010
This was the conceptual design of an outpatient diagnostic imaging suite on the first floor of Buffalo General Hospital. The goal was to create a new department that would provide convenient and quick services for outpatients in Buffalo General Hospital and access to multiple medical clinics and specialties offered at this urban location. The project's location was at a main intersection on the campus and would be a showcase for the proposed aesthetic vernacular throughout the floor.
The design included: waiting rooms for general imaging services and women's imaging services; three X-ray rooms and a fluoroscopy room; two CT Scan rooms with control and equipment rooms; three ultrasound rooms; a Women's Imaging Suite with rooms for bone density scanning, mammography, and stereotactic procedures; toilet rooms and changing rooms; and reading rooms, offices, and storage and utility spaces.