Cone Health set out on a journey to transform healthcare with the creation of the Drawbridge Health and Wellness Center (Greensboro, N.C.). Drawbridge has introduced a true wellness component into the fabric of the community and the lives served by Cone Health. Establishing community spaces to engage and teach healthy eating, to understand the makeup of a healthy body and to nurture and replenish when needed through emergency or clinical care. The new Med Center Drawbridge campus captures the wellness experience while providing a convenient location for Cone Health emergency services, imaging services, diagnostics as well as a wide array of clinic offerings from primary Care to Orthopedics and Oncology including an Infusion Center.

Wellness is provided within a unique environment within this facility – both indoors and outdoors. Programs from studio classroom teaching to fitness and rehabilitation, to a basketball gymnasium and full aquatics program are included to augment this community-based facility. In order to maximize the site usage, Cone Health chose to develop an integrated parking facility attached directly to the wellness complex. This affords more site area to be fully developed for outdoor activities and garden spaces while allowing direct and protected connection for patrons with exceptionally short travel distances and easy accessibility to the building amenities.

Enhanced by outdoor gardens, the building is exceptionally engaging with great views to nature. The campus is woven into the greater Greensboro community as a destination site with direct connection to the Bicentennial Trail for both cycling and jogging.

Project category: Project in progress

Firm: Page,

Design team: Kurt Neubek; healthcare sector leader, strategy & vision; Beth Carroll, senior medical planner; Robert Doane, senior project manager; Wenguel Yohannes, project architect; Ricardo Munoz, project designer; Aimee Burmaster Hicks, senior interior design (Page); Odell Architecture (local architect); Brasfield and Gorrie (construction manager)

Total building area (sq. ft.): 158,000

Completion: April 2022