Gastrointestinal Associates Medical Office Building

Building Area: 51,050 s.f.

Date of Completion: Winter 2016

Type: New Construction

Location: Knoxville, TN

Budget: $9,277,118

Challenge: Design a state-of-the-art medical office building for a growing gastrointestinal medical practice.

Solution: Gastrointestinal Associates (GIA), in association with local developer Realty Trust Group, sought to develop a stand alone, 3 story medical office building for themselves within an existing medical office park to accommodate expanding modalities.  BMa has designed an energy efficient structure utilizing best practice sustainable design features in addition maximizing program efficiency.  The first floor contains the public building lobby, weight management, and IBS treatment areas.  Within the IBS suite, a 10 bay infusion area is located adjacent to a sedate healing garden to allow for patient views and access to natural light.  The second floor houses the outpatient endoscopy floor with 6 procedure rooms and 18 prep & recovery alcoves.  The endoscopy suite also provides a dedicated patient discharge exit on the second floor, complete with a covered valet exit for added patient comfort and privacy.  The third floor contains the exam, doctors’ offices, and administrative functions.  A large waiting room is provided with floor to ceiling glass to create a hospitality atmosphere, allowing views and natural light to bathe the space in warmth.  24 exam rooms organized in pods are located immediately adjacent to 14 doctors’ offices and medical support functions to maximize patient comfort, flow, and efficiency.

"The designers have taken what is often a standard building type and elevated it through thoughtful material and formal compositions." - 2018 AIA Jury