National Center for Plastic Surgery turned a rectilinear space into a softer, non-institutional environment for its new 5,350 square foot medical suite in McLean, Va. The project, designed by Architecture, Incorporated (Reston, Va.), required careful coordination of patient types, each with a unique set of needs, medical requirements, anxieties, and expectations. The separation of patients preparing for surgery from those recovering from invasive procedures required a delicate overlay of patient flow and privacy.

The solution was to provide separate patient entrances along with a separate staff entrance. Accessibility and wheelchair access were accommodated with wide corridors and curved corridor intersections. Sculptural partitions throughout the office foster openness and a connection between patients and working clinicians.

The waiting area is designed to accommodate the required capacity of seating while still providing a variety of options, allowing patients to choose the most comfortable setting for their emotional state.


Project details:

Facility name: National Center for Plastic Surgery

Location: McLean, VA

Completion date: March 2017

Owner: National Center for Plastic Surgery

Total building area: 5,350 sq. ft.

Total construction cost: $890,000

Cost/sq. ft.: $165/sq. ft.

Architecture firm: Architecture, Incorporated

Interior design: Architecture, Incorporated

Contracting: Teel Construction, Inc.

Engineering: Provectus, Inc.; SAI Engineering, Inc.

Construction: Teel Construction, Inc.