December 6, 2016
From the very beginning of the Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s Christine E. Lynn Health & Wellness Institute project, it was clear that the 90% female team of architects, designers and owner’s representatives shared a vision for creating a facility with the patient in mind.
With five unique women’s health service lines planned for the institute, each discipline’s professional and personal experiences informed the overall design of the project. The patient-oriented approach resulted in a two-story, 45,800-sq.-ft. facility with abundant natural light, seamless patient flow and inviting clinical areas.
Located on the Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s campus, adjacent to the former health and wellness institute, and designed by HKS Architects, the facility offers clinical, holistic and educational programs that support women’s unique medical needs.
“Our design drew upon a culmination of prior healthcare space planning and focuses on providing a calming and safe experience for women going through medical procedures,” said Tatiana Guimaraes, senior medical planner for HKS Architects. “All of the spaces are planned with sensitivity for privacy and comfort, much like the calming environment of a spa, versus a medical facility.”
With the Women’s Health & Wellness Institute open and operational, the contractor-led design-build team of DPR and HKS continues work on a second project with Boca Raton Regional Hospital: The Gloria Drummond Physical Rehabilitation Institute.
To learn more about the facility built by women, for women, read the full DPR Review story here.