PHOTO TOUR: Providence Newberg Medical Plaza
A canopy provides clear demarcation of the main entry and offers a convenient location for patient drop-off.
This predominant view for arriving vehicles showcases not only the stair tower but also the two-story window wall of the physical therapy and medical oncology treatment floors.
The brick façade is the predominant exterior cladding material, with metal panels highlighting special areas such as entrances and view corridors.
Various clinics are oriented along the angled façade of the building, creating clear and consolidated wayfinding and access to exterior views.
A custom wood slat ceiling and elevator wall treatments repeated on all three floors create consistent wayfinding along the main public circulation paths.
The cancer clinic mimics design elements of the public wayfinding while simultaneously creating a distinct waiting room for visitors and patients.
The large flexible staff break and conference room was located in the core of the building, but by utilizing a full glass wall the space has access to natural light and views outside.
The cardiac rehab and outpatient rehab further expands service to the surrounding Newberg community.
The infusion bays within the cancer center are surrounded by stunning views of the Willamette Valley and Oregon wine country.
The cardiac rehabilitation clinic welcomes visitors and patients into a bright and lively multipurpose area for collaboration and community engagement.
In 2006, after Providence Health & Services (Newberg, Ore.) opened Providence Newberg Medical Center in Newberg, patient volume surged, creating the need to provide additional on-campus outpatient services. As a result, the three-story, 64,000-square-foot Providence Newberg Medical Plaza was opened in January 2020.
Led by architecture firm JRJ Architects (Portland, Ore.), the project team had two key design objectives. First, leadership wished to retain but update the health system’s “brick brand identifier,” which was achieved by incorporating metal curtain walls and generous windows for a fresher, more modern aesthetic. To architecturally connect the new facility to the existing hospital and any future buildings, the team also incorporated the brick branding to the back side of the structure. Second, the team worked to preserve the sweeping views of the Willamette Valley that hospital patients and staff enjoy. Additionally, a generous use of wood, glass, and steel design features helped bring natural light and elements into the building.
Internal patient clinics and services include family medicine, internal medicine, therapy, cardiac rehab, labs, cancer center, pharmacy, food services, and a conference center.
Working with interior design firm Bainbridge (Portland), all interior design elements closely followed Providence’s well-established brand standards. The team focused on the selection of materials to create meaningful transitions to help identify patient zones such as check-in and waiting rooms. A custom wood slat ceiling pattern was also installed at the main entry and carried throughout each clinic area, with the same element used on the face of each elevator elevation to create consistent wayfinding.
Upon completion, the new building brought several departments that were once off-site onto campus and gave Providence the ability to provide more integrated and enhanced services to Newberg and the surrounding communities served.
Facility name: Providence Newberg Medical Plaza
Location: Newberg, Ore.
Completion date: January 2020
Owner: Providence Health & Services
Total building area: 64,000 sq. ft.
Total construction cost: $28 million
Cost/sq. ft.: $437.50/sq. ft. (core shell and site work included)
Architecture firm: JRJ Architects
Interior design: Bainbridge
General contractor: Fortis Construction
Engineering: Catena Engineering (structural), KPFF Engineering (civil)