Architecture and design firm Stantec has completed the architecture and design of HCA Aventura Hospital & Medical Center’s emergency department lobby. Located in Aventura, Fla., the renovation of the 7,000-square-foot space is the catapult for a larger, new emergency department expansion project set to be completed later this year.

Stantec has upgraded the emergency department’s main lobby, triage area, consultation rooms, private sub-wait bays, and a results-pending lounge. The new layout includes 14 treatment pod areas created by modular partitions, two triage rooms, four consultation rooms, two nurse stations, one cashier’s room and one main waiting area.

Additionally, the new results-pending room will circulate low-acuity vertical patients away from exam rooms into a lounge area that features more of a relaxing atmosphere where they can wait on results.

Earthy colors and materials were used throughout, with rich walnut wood tones interspersed with translucent panels and patterns inspired by nature.