Have you ever had a problem finding your way around a hospital or clinic - or for that matter - any sort of interior space? Good signage can help, but we’ve found that incorporating distinct architectural features and colors into the design of an office, healthcare facility or any public building can help visitors find where they need to go - without wishing that they had a Google Maps "interior space app" on their phone to guide them via GPS coordinates.
The offices we designed for the Renaissance Women’s Group (pictured above) are a good example of how you can make it easier for visitors to get to their destination. Individual doctors’ areas were identified by a uniquely designed colorful portal defining the entrance to each space within the 25,000 sq. ft. Ob / Gyn office. At the main reception area, patients were simply told to follow the corridor until they saw the appropriately colored portal, where they could wait until their doctor was able to see them. Within each doctors’ area, the signature colors were repeated on curved walls (identifying restrooms) in internal corridors. For more photos and information about the project, go to http://tinyurl.com/m9gz267 or the project profiles at the bottom of our home page.
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