The 227,000-square foot T.J. Health Pavilion in Glasgow, Ky., is the result of a conversion of a former Walmart store and addition of a new, three-story medical office building. It houses outpatient services including a diagnostic imaging center, women’s health center, laboratory, urgent care, adult and pediatric rehabilitation therapy centers, dialysis center, and an integrated medical office building that houses primary care and specialty practices. In addition, it serves as a community center with meeting spaces and a walking track that’s open to residents.

The design and construction team included Stengel Hill Architecture, interior firm Inner Design Studio, Skyhook Structural Engineering, CMTA Consulting Engineers, and construction manager Alliance Corp.

To keep the space light and fresh, the design team built in as much opportunity for natural light as possible and used a soft-white color palette contrasted with multi-tonal woods. In the lobby, custom pendants of varying lengths hang from the wood-tiled ceiling to reflect splashes of light onto the gray, cream, and charcoal terrazzo flooring. Walnut and maple veneers in combination with custom, back-lit polyresin panels mark entrances to various physicians' practices and serve as an interior feature at the monumental stair connecting the medical office building to the outpatient services center.

The hospital asked the design team to include space for a walking path within the new facility. Wide corridors, similar to a shopping mall and complete with occasional seating areas, serve both the walkers as well as patient families in adjacent outpatient departments.

Occasional seating areas reflect a more traditional look with enlarged photos that depict Glasgow community landmarks, events and people. To make these areas more conversational and comfortable, wood ceiling canopies were lowered and softly lit circular pendants were installed.

Project Team

Architect: Stengel Hill Architecture

Interior designer: Inner Design Studio

Construction manager: Alliance Corporation

Engineers: Skyhook Structural Engineering, CMTA Consulting Engineers

Total construction cost: $30 million