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Interior Spaces of Reston Hospital Center Expansion Inspired by ‘Patient Journey’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Gresham, Smith and Partners recently completed a $40-million, multi-phased expansion at Reston Hospital Center in Reston, Virginia. The GS&P-designed projects are part of the hospital’s master plan aimed at improving healthcare services provided to the residents of western Fairfax and eastern Loudoun counties, just outside of Washington, D.C. The expansion includes a 180,000-square-foot, LEED Silver-certified medical office building, additional operating rooms, larger pre-operation and surgical-recovery departments, new imaging space and a new main-entrance lobby.

GSP_Reston5“Our team worked to design an expansion that was forward-thinking both in function and aesthetics, while still complementing the existing facilities,” said Traci Cary Myers, project manager at Gresham, Smith and Partners. “Inside the new spaces, we were mindful of each step of the patient’s journey. The new lobby is open, airy and connected to nature in a variety of ways: wood accents, natural light and custom vinyl graphics featuring several types of trees. We included windows in the pre-op rooms to provide a little relief from the sterile atmosphere. Our team was also excited to incorporate art throughout the space provided by local artists. I’m confident the expansion will support satisfaction and well-being for many years to come.”

GS&P’s design team successfully phased the project by working closely with Reston Hospital leaders throughout the three-year construction process. Strategic, temporary relocation of various departments meant there were no disturbances in care or service. A high-tech, mobile trailer was brought in to house central-sterile operations when that section of the hospital was displaced.

For the MOB portion of the project, the contractor was Whiting-Turner; for all other expansion components, the contractor was Skanska.

Photos courtesy of Jordan Fugeman.

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Posted September 14, 2015

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