Baptist Health has recently opened a new facility located in Miami, Florida. The four-story outpatient care center, developed by Crescent Heights, was designed to focus on community well-being, bringing a new level of service to Miami Beach.
In line with the neighborhood’s emphasis on walkability and low-rise architecture, the Baptist Health outpatient facility encourages health and well-being by connecting everyday urban amenities—like retail, food and beverage—with active public spaces, walking paths, roof gardens and state-of-the-art wellness care for the mind and body.
The design of the building thoughtfully employs Evidence-Based techniques, such as indoor-outdoor spaces and an abundance of natural light, to meet the unique healing needs of all patients. While traditional medical office buildings internalize circulation, the care center was designed with an interior public promenade, effectively extending the sidewalk activity through the glass storefront and inviting the community inside. In terms of functional design, primary care and urgent care services are located on the same level as physician’s offices and community resource rooms to streamline patient visits.
All parking and services for the building are located on the upper interior floors to maximize access to and from the active building components, street and sidewalk. The top floor of the building is transparent with circulation and activity focused along the commercial corridor. Careful consideration informed the roof terrace, which will be used for physical therapy and exercise classes.
G.T. McDonald Enterprises Inc. served as general contractor on the project; Perkins+Will was the architect.