University of Tennessee Medical Center – Regional Health Center – Lenoir City

Building Area: 47,698 s.f.

Date of Completion: Spring 2017

Type: New Construction

Location: Lenoir City, TN

Budget: $8,161,375

Challenge: Modify a prototype medical center for a developer led construction process in order to increase a health system’s outreach in satellite communities.

Solution: BMa worked with UT Medical Center and Johnson Development to design a prototype medical facility that could be modified and replicated in satellite locations in a developer led process. The facility needed to project the persona of a UT Medical Center project, and BMa drew upon our recent work at the main campus of UTMC for inspiration. Aspects of the design reflect our previous architectural work at the Heart Hospital and Cancer Center, thus reinforcing UTMC’s brand as a modern, yet warm, health care environment. The design creates a recognizable iconic entry, lobby, and waiting area and includes outpatient imaging, physical therapy, chemotherapy, lab services, primary care physicians, and time share office suites providing a wide range of health care modalities. The chemotherapy suite contains a 10 bay infusion area as well as exam functions. The physician office suites are organized to share a common waiting area, while allowing individual entries into each suite, thus providing individuality while maximizing efficiency of space.