In the dynamic field of healthcare, the role of the architect is paramount. Architectural methods and designs improve patients' outcomes, comfort family members and enhance safety and efficiency of staff. Smith+Associates Architects stay abreast of new healthcare techniques and develop creative solutions for hospitals and other healthcare providers.
Project No.: 08027
Location: Buffalo, New York
Client: Kaleida Health
Area: 32,000 SF
Construction Complete: September 2011
The Imaging Center is located in the sub-basement of Buffalo General Hospital and one of the main challenges faced was to convince staff that the dingy, dreary space could be hospitable and functional. Light and flow are emphasized; for a natural and calming ambiance. Light filled focal points mark transitions with an illusion of skylights created in corridors and waiting rooms. Corridor corners were clipped to make it easier for staff to steer gurneys.