Bold, Energetic Design At New Freestanding Clinic

Posted by on Dec 3, 2021 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Bold, Energetic Design At New Freestanding Clinic

Recently featured in Healthcare Design Magazine, M Physicians Broadway Family Medicine Clinic opened a freestanding clinic that engages the community. The new facility brings healthcare opportunities to a diverse, low-income neighborhood.

Bold, energetic design offers a welcoming space. Here, the lobby and waiting area is carved out using movable walls. This flexible space can be used as a gathering place. Photo by: Corey Gaffer Photography (source)

About the Project

A former CVS site was transformed into the new location, named M Physicians Broadway Family Medicine Clinic. It’s now one of only two clinics that serve the entire north side of Minneapolis. Situated in a large, visible shopping plaza with parking, the clinic can now engage the community by holding special events such as farmers markets.

The clinic offers family medicine, but also serves as a teaching clinic for M Physicians. It also offers classes diabetes management classes, new baby and mother classes, classes on eating and healthy cooking, as well as mental health and social services.

Inside, the community connection to the clinic is evident with locally commissioned artwork. For example, a café space features a custom tile mosaic mural from neighborhood tile artisans and visual artist Christopher Harrison.

The lobby is bold and energetic using colors including blue, white, and yellow, textures including plexiglass and glass components, and art to engage staff and patients. This lobby connects through a series of movable walls to a meeting room and the café to accommodate groups as well as support the daily needs of the clinic including meetings with students and faculty and care team meetings.

Project Details

Facility Name: M Physicians Broadway Family Medicine Clinic

Location: Minneapolis

Completion Date: February 2021

Owner: University of Minnesota Physicians

Total Building Area: 16,000 sq. ft.

Architectural Design: Studio BV

Interior Design: Studio BV

Architect of Record: Opus AE Group, L.L.C.

Design/build general contractor: Opus AE Group, L.L.C.

Engineering: N/A

Builder: Opus AE Group, L.L.C.

Marie Wikoff is the creator of Wikoff Design Studio based out of Reno, Nevada. Her expertise in healthcare design has helped modernize healthcare organizations locally, regionally, and internationally, improving patient experience and outcomes. Her credentials include Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC), American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designer (CHID), the National Council of Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) and LEED AP. Contact Marie Wikoff


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