A new two story, steel framed building with a dialysis center that has 29 dialysis stations on the first floor and houses doctor’s offices on the second floor.
This project overcame many challenges that started with the building’s location. The building is located in one of Downtown Macon’s Historic Districts which meant it had to meet certain historic design parameters. The existing buildings onsite contained hazardous materials that had to be remediated before the buildings were demolished. The Site’s subsurface soil conditions required a special foundation design. Because it is located on a major arterial street in Downtown Macon, the design had to be sensitive to the main facade along the corridor. High performance design elements include the fact that the exterior had to meet the expectations of the clients who are originally from the Mediterranean area of Europe
CT Scan & Pathology Lab,
Third Street Medical Office Building
This two story, 30,000 square foot building was built in the Historic District downtown Macon at a cost of $4,000,000. Duwody/Beeland was the Architect and Developer for this medical building. The building houses medical offices, a surgery suite, physician offices, and the CT Scan & Pathology Lab. The Pathology Lab addition that is comprised of a lab with a chemical storage closet, doctor’s office, break room, two bathrooms, and storage closets. The building features all of the advanced mechanical and electrical systems for these types of facilities. The lobby and common areas feature a very unique interior design.
Hemlock Street Medical Office Building
The 43,000 square foot building is a four story, reinforced concrete frame with exterior brick walls backed up by steel studs with a bridge attaching a three story, pre-cast concrete 300 car parking garage. Individual suites include administration, examination, and laboratory spaces. Its function was to provide for the growth of physicians practicing at The Medical Center. At the time of conceptual design, the primary lessee was a partnership of orthopedic surgeons who desired to be on the ground floor. The entire plan was developed to accommodate their initial and future needs.
Inpatient Hospice House, Macon-Bibb County Hospital Authority
A newly constructed one story, light guage metal framed building that has 15 patient rooms, a spa, nurses stations, a chapel, offices for administration, directors, doctors, counseling, and chaplain.
The primary challenge of this project was fitting it on a donated site adjacent to an office park. The site is more than 18 feet below Peake Road and required a substantial retaining wall to accommodate the necessary vehicular access and parking.
By its very nature, a hospice must be family-friendly while maintaining technical excellence. In spite of the medical nature of the facility, the building has a welcoming atmosphere which allows families to gather in a homestyle setting as loved ones reach the end of their days on earth.