UC Health Physicians Midtown is a contemporary, large group physician practice in Cincinnati, OH. GBBN Architects’ design goal for this project was to create a fit-out plan that was appropriate for the space as well as centrally consolidating spaces with similar functions such as waiting rooms and staff break areas. Operational models of this type often have a combination of private and hospital-based practice modalities.
The flooring in the project was used as a main design tool to achieve wayfinding without signage and incorporate the UC Health’s unique brand into the space. From the front door, walk-off tile, ceramic tile, and carpet tile are blended flawlessly to draw you from the front door and lead you along a path to your destination. Each seating area is defined and articulated using all architectural aspects: flooring, ceiling, lighting, and furniture. Upon entering each clinic space, you’ll notice the flooring is used to define patient and provider zones in the corridor, nurse stations, and exam rooms. The signature UC Health swoosh not only defines each zone, but it incorporates the brand in a subtle and meaningful way.