Plymouth Pediatric Associates Features Ocean Themed Space with Fun Colors for All Ages

Posted by on Aug 27, 2021 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Plymouth Pediatric Associates Features Ocean Themed Space with Fun Colors for All Ages

Plymouth Pediatric Associates PPA (Plymouth, Mass.) has opened a new 12,000-square-foot medical office building (MOB) in Plymouth. Trapani Architects assisted PPA with interior design, furniture selection, site selection, programming, design, and construction administration.

About the Design

PPA envisioned a calming “ocean-themed” space with fun colors for all ages which Trapani delivered. The Trapani design team used patterns resembling sand dunes and waves, and cloth canvas sails flying high above the sun-filled main reception/waiting area to evoke this concept.

COVID-19 Modifications

During construction, the team modified the plan in reaction to the effects of COVID-19 on a clinical setting, providing a solution that allowed the staff to section off areas of the clinic to create semi-isolated spaces, as needed.

“This project utilized Trapani’s design skills to deliver a new building with an exciting interior design. Additionally, our project team’s extensive experience in pediatric facilities design helped to meet PPA’s goals for their new facility including adjustments to address changes to the design brought on by COVID-19.”

Eddie Marcey, AIA, managing principal, Trapani Architects

The single-story medical office building includes both clinical and urgent care facilities, exam rooms, a lab, behavioral health treatment spaces, shared physicians’ offices, and two clinical workstations. Administrative spaces, such as a staff break room and training/conference room, are separated from the clinic side of the building by a two-story atrium with a large reception area, which can house separate registration spaces for well and sick patients.

Project Team

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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