The complete renovation of the 112,000 square foot WellStar Corporate Office Building encompasses multiple phases of construction. The project scope includes the renovation of the two-story lobby area with a reception desk. Window walls allow natural light to flow into a new executive boardroom that accommodates up to 40 people. This area has state-of-the-art telecommunication equipment, which includes drop down projection screens, smart boards, wireless communications, flat screen televisions, and a small kitchen with an espresso bar.
The three-story T-shaped building contains nine departments with individual conference rooms. Each one was renovated with a warm color palate and new technology. These areas also contain small kitchens and work areas that include copy and telecommunication equipment. The lower level contains a full service gourmet kitchen and cafe. A window wall in this area overlooks a mature landscaped patio with outdoor seating.
CDH facilitated the relocation of 300 employees to this location. The management of this move included the documentation and relocation of all existing furniture and the procurement of new furniture.
CDH designed a new sanctuary and education building for Roopville Road Baptist Church. This building contains 54,000 square feet and provides much needed space for future growth. The exterior is stucco accented with natural stone and wood creating a warm and welcoming environment. Stone columns and a well lit cupola designate the covered entry.
Large windows provide an abundance of natural light, which flows throughout the lobby space. Flooring consists of stained concrete and carpet. The sanctuary is a state-of-the-art facility containing choir space, a large stage, stadium seating, audio and video booths and theatrical lighting. The main worship center also contains a music rehearsal suite, preschool education wing, and a cafe.
Several gathering spaces were added as places to connect with friends. The building includes an administrative wing and an education wing for adults, children, and youth.
The children’s area is a safe, fun environment that contains a theater with a stage. The preschool area incorporates a safe check in desk, bright colors, and spacious rooms and has a fire house theme.
The facility utilizes Lean construction design—an improvement technique that focuses on maximizing utilization of resources and minimizing waste. As a rapidly growing healthcare provider, Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) realized the need to locate many system administrative support functions under one roof.NGHS uses this approach to increase the quality of patient care and employee satisfaction. This administrative site is centrally located and remotely supported multiple hospital and healthcare campuses.
CDH architects developed a plan for the interior and exterior renovation of the 109,000 square foot adaptive re-use project. What was once a vacant Sam’s Club, has been transformed into a vibrant office facility. A near-term projection of 480 employees from 20 departments will move into this open plan space. Designers worked with administrators and employees from every department to create a flexible, adaptable space that meets the system future work flow goals.
Departmental collaboration is a primary focus of the new design, which includes collaborative support spaces, multi-functional training and meeting rooms, a fitness center, and work café. This new office space also utilizes shared conference rooms and open collaborative spaces throughout the building.
A natural color palette and inviting finishes complements the standardized flexible systems furniture. As departments grow and expand, the plan will adapt to the changing needs. The lighting will utilize 58 existing skylights, daylight harvesting, and innovative lighting fixtures to create a comfortable and environmentally conscious design.
This highly collaborative and contemporary office setting focuses on employee comfort and satisfaction. Support nourishment stations and the opportunity to work in a variety of postures and groups will motivate employees to “love” their new office.
Northeast Georgia Medical Center
The design for WellStar East Cobb offers a evidence-based design system that is a combination of out-patient services enhanced with health and wellness opportunities. One of the challenges designers faced was to be sensitive to the needs and wishes of the surrounding community. As a leading provider of healthcare services in the Metro-Atlanta area, WellStar Health System worked with CDH Partners to provide an innovative delivery to healthcare for area residents. The result was a state-of-the-art health park that services area residents in a highly populated residential area. Designers master planned the site and facility, which offers a results-based system that combines enhanced outpatient services with health and wellness opportunities.
At East Cobb, the design team of CDH Partners began by creating a master plan for the Health Park site. The vision for this park and others like it bring the healthcare services closer to the communities which they serve. Each park is an integral part of the community and is utilized for medical services and also fitness and health education.
The site for the East Cobb Health Park is surrounded by a residential neighborhood and a church. The Health Park includes space for urgent care, imaging services, medical offices, childcare, and retail. A terraced parking deck is nested into a hillside offering easy access to the three story structure. The CDH design team preserved much of the wooded landscape leaving it natural and undisturbed. Walking trails along a stream are open to the public. A scenic drive connects to the Wellness Center and Rehab facility. Additional accessible parking is included in future planning and will service the needs of a growing visitor population.
The scope of this health park was to design a “one stop” healthcare facility. Utilizing an integrated team approach, a team consisting of architects, interior designers, contractor, end users, evidence-base design experts, and medical planners came together to work on this state-of-the-art 190,000 square foot health park high performance building.
Designers created a warm and inviting environment that assists in patient healing and wellbeing. This facility contains an ambulatory surgery center as well as clinical outpatient services for diagnostic imaging and lab, urgent care, primary care and specialty outpatient services such as pulmonary and physical rehabilitation. It also contains employee fitness, community education, and conference room space.
Architects and designers also focused on creating an intrinsic design that guides visitors through the facility using visible points of connection. Their goal was to design a building that reduces patient stress for a better experience and outcome. Exam rooms have custom benches that provide comfort for family members and function as storage beneath. Physician offices are combined with medical assistant offices for space efficiency. Furniture and finishes were selected for durability, safety, ease of maintenance, and comfort.
The design objective for this new women’s imaging suite was to create a space on par with a five star hotel spa where the patient feels pampered and well attended. The owner’s request was to design a suite that was contemporary, warm, and welcoming. Entering through the wood doors with large glass inserts, patients are welcomed to the reception area. The warm wood tones of the floor and flowing curves of the desk and soffit are enhanced with radial accent lighting above the desk. LED accent lighting cascades over the rhythmic dimensional waves of the wall behind the desk creating a soothing warm glow. The unique design of the contemporary desk utilizes modular arts painted wall panels, 3-Form and Staron.
The two primary waiting areas are located on the side of the reception space. These are areas intimate spaces were designed for comfort, durability, and ease of maintenance. They are distinctly feminine with dark stained wood and beautifully patterned crypton fabrics. The sub-waiting areas are softened with carpet, textured glass, and organic patterned fabric. A zen-like serenity is further realized by the organic 3-Form patterns. The theme is consistent from the front lobby to the clinical spaces and exam rooms.
When administrators of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta needed to update and renovate a portion of their current office space, they turned to CDH Partners for the architectural and interior design. The hospital, which is nationally known as one of the premier children’s hospitals in the country, continues to see substantial growth. It is also known as one of the “Best Places to Work.”
Architects created a plan for the 40,000 square foot space that included the demolition and reconstruction of an existing office area. The plan called for the reconfiguration of work areas, meeting and conference rooms, and gathering spaces. Administers also expressed a desire to have wireless workstations available, which eliminates the stereotypical “big office” feel where executives and directors once operated in a closed environment.
This new space is bright, functional, and supportive of a highly collaborative work environment. It is an area that reflects interaction, communication, and flexibility. It also contains a state-of-the-art resource center, meeting rooms where casual or confidential meetings take place. Support areas for employees include a coffee bar and contemporary gathering areas.
A natural color palette, along with appropriate lighting, and broadloom carpet blend together to make this well-designed office area inviting and professionally detailed.
Since the firm’s establishment in 1977, CDH has worked in all development phases of this 40-acre campus. Significant projects, which CDH has completed, include an outpatient services building, patient/employee parking deck, medical office building with parking deck, women’s center, psychiatric and substance abuse facility. CDH was also involved in major interior renovations of the existing inpatient hospital along with the development of a new women’s center, new front entrance pavilion, emergency department, and central energy. Each phase of construction or renovation was done as a transformation to meet the latest community needs.
Off campus projects include a freestanding professional office building, primary care facility, and medical center day care facility.
Northeast Georgia Medical Center
The Paulding Hospital is located in one of the nation’s fastest growing counties. The owners for the center asked designers created a master plan that would provide expandable space to meet the needs and demands of this community.
The master plan for this three-story building also includes a future hospital campus. The 3-story building exterior is composed of two warm hues of red brick with a cast stone band, metal paneling, and glass that allows amplitude of warm natural daylight.
The two entrances have contemporary canopy drop off points that make it convenient for patients and visitors to access to the building. In a future phase the medical office building will connect to the hospital campus. The building also will house a surgery center located on the lower level, an imaging suite on the main level, and private offices for other medical tenants.
When choosing interior surfaces for the administrative offices at Mt. Paran, designers used a natural color palette that included hardwood flooring, rich carpeting, along with dark cherry and leather office accessories. Well appointed lighting creates a warm and welcoming environment for this church’s staff. Natural light fills many of the conference areas and offices.
Mount Paran has been a landmark to the city of Atlanta for four decades. A new worship center on the site has fixed seating of 2400 with 912 in the cantilevered balcony, 1328 on the main level and 154 in the choir loft. The worship space is uniquely fashioned with the radial seating on the levels being offset. Large window walls adjacent to the balcony stairs offer ample natural light and are fixed with both roman shades and blackout shading.
The lofty space, rich solid cherry paneled walls, and traditional stained glass windows invoke a reverence for the space that emphasizes for the fellowship that prayer is a foundational element of their church.
The expansion and renovation of the existing CDH offices is a phased effort to maintain office functional- ity as the progression of the work unfolds. The new building addition adds 16,000 square feet of state of the art office space featuring profes- sional presentation/conferencing areas and equipment.
The expansion also allows for in-house 3d modeling and virtual videos to be produced for client project enhancement. Renovations of the existing office include a new face lift, upgraded MEP systems, additional storage and a scenic foot bridge to the new parking area. This Design-Build project is led by the construction division of CDH to produce the maximum facility for the investment.
Power House is part of the children’s ministry (grades 1-5) of Mt. Paran Church. This space includes a large game room to serve as a gathering space and the Power House theater. The active themed environment is animated with fully integrated lighting and audiovisual capabilities. It includes a stage and auditorium and five large classrooms that serve as a breakout space for children to be taught in grade level Bible studies.
Mount Paran Church of God
5,500 – PowerHouse
11,800 – Bibleland
WFX 2008 Solomon Award Winner of
Most Innovative Church Facility
Following the purchase of 23-acres in a popular suburb north of Atlanta, Georgia, leaders for Johns Creek Baptist Church turned to CDH Partners for a master plan that included the renovation of their existing facilities and the relocation of their worship center. The construction of a 500-seat interim sanctuary and educational facility was also included in the plan.
Church leaders placed a high emphasis on congregational involvement and fellowship within the community. Therefore, phases two and three of the master plan included the construction of additional educational space, gathering places, a choir room, and a spacious 1,000-seat-multipurpose fellowship hall, which easily transforms into a gym for recreation.
The final stage of the master plan included the construction of a 2,100-seat worship center. Traditional design features include a brick exterior combined with cast stone elements. A large three-story tower increases the visibility of the church campus and allows outside light to flow into the church’s atrium. Interior design elements included the use of painted millwork, wood, and a rich color platelet enhancing the worship experience.
The sanctuary is equipped with a hidden rear screen projection system that includes blackout shades for the large windows. State-of-the-art lighting, speakers, and audio controls are concealed within the ceiling bulkheads. A pipe organ designed from solid cherry by Italian artisans fills the space with magnificent sound.
Physicians for the Center for Total Cancer Care contacted us with the goal of creating a facility that offers total care for cancer patients living in Macon and middle Georgia. They also wanted this additional structure to be striking and functional like the ones before it.
CDH Designers created an aesthetically beautiful and highly functional solution for physicians, patients, and also the community. An existing building complex provided the backdrop for the renovation and the construction of a new contemporary cancer care center. There was a historical aspect to the existing building that architects wanted to preserve.
This contemporary addition houses all aspects of holistic, patient-centered cancer care and treatment. It is a part of the Coliseum Medical Center campus and includes a signature clock tower feature that is adjacent to a three-story glass atrium.
Natural light flows into this area creating a welcoming environment. A warm color palette, brushed aluminum, exposed brick, appointed lighting, and stained concrete flooring combine to create a contemporary but warm environment. Sunscreens, a covered canopy, and intuitive way-finding relieves stress and anxiety for guests.
A portion of the structure was wrapped in glass walls giving it a fresh, updated, and relative appearance. Existing underground parking facilities provides easy access fot the facility for patients and visitors.
The leadership team for the Athens Heart Center contacted CDH with the goal of building a community heart center where patients could receive enhanced healthcare in a state-of-the-art facility. Doctors also wanted to provide other medical procedures for their patients along with heart care services.
Designers created an environment that was comfortable, efficient, and easy to access. The master planning process provides convenient locations and intuitive way-finding to relieve stress and anxiety for guests.
A three-story glass tower atrium serves as a signature feature for this 55,000 square-foot building. Large widows strategically placed throughout the center bring the outside in. Natural surfaces and colors come together to enhance the comfortable feel of this structure.
The Athens Heart Center provides the much-needed space and the advanced technology that interventional cardiologists need to treat heart problems. The team at the heart center believes having a center like this one has helped patients avoid major surgery and extended hospital stays.
Schematic documents were developed for a Certificate of Need submission, including non-invasive testing for cardio-vascular and neurology including echo, tilt, vascular ultrasound, EKG, holter, pulmonary function testing, EEG, EMG, and sleep labs.
Four years before moving into their new worship center the leadership team of Dunwoody United Methodist asked CDH Partners to create a master plan that included the construction of a 1200-seat worship center. The facility features traditional, liner-seating.
It also includes space for administration and educational offices along with a choir rehearsal suite. The church’s liturgical style of worship set the pattern for the design that includes a large platform to accommodate the church’s processional.
The traditional colonial style designed worship center contains palladian windows that create an atmosphere of spaciousness and light. Designers incorporated a generous use of painted millwork for rich detail. The choir loft along with its refurbished pipe organ is located at the rear of the nave.
Acoustical engineers provided the highest level of design function when dealing with surfaces that includes a marble floor, wood, and an elliptical vaulted plaster ceiling. Audio and video controls including two large retractable screens are also discretely located in the loft. A catwalk hidden from view is above the ceiling providing technicians access to lighting and the retractable video screens.
Dunwoody United Methodist Church
Dunwoody, GA 30338
This medical office building is located near the campus of Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, which has beautiful unobstructed views of Kennesaw Mountain. Developers, which consisted of a private physician group, asked CDH to design a medical office building that include an office suite for the building owners as well as office suites that could be leased to other physician groups.
The building complex includes close proximity parking for patients and guest. A separate physician and staff parking constructed beneath the building. The contemporary design for the building includes several unique architectural features and incorporates energy conservation measures inclusive of super tinted window glazing.
CDH Partners began work on the green field site in Hiram, Georgia with a single medical office building completed in 2007. The site was master planned for a future hospital and additional medical office building. CDH Partners continues to serve WellStar as the design firm for replacement hospital and the second medical office building. This facility is the second phase for the 33-acre development. The new eight-story hospital will open with 56 beds but will have the capacity to expand to a 112-bed facility. While it will serve as a community hospital, it will also feed complex cases to one of the systems larger campus hospitals. It will employ more than 300 people and will include 30 emergency exam rooms, 10 pediatric emergency exam rooms, and more than six surgery suites. The need to replace the 50 year-old existing hospital came as a response to Paulding County’s rapid growth and need for a state-of-the-art acute health-care campus. Over the next five years, the county’s population is expected to grow an average of 3.45 percent annually. Construction on the replacement hospital began 2012 with the initial phase scheduled to open in April 2014.
WellStar Health System Hiram, GA
260,000 80,000 (MOB)
2013 Solid Steel Competition Customers’ Choice Award WellStar Paulding Replacement Hospital Hiram, GA
A three phased Master Plan produced by CDH Partners for DeKalb Medical Center included a Medical Office Building Complex for the South Campus. Located on Hillandale Drive, the first office building provided physician suites, an outpatient center, central registration, computer support and telecommunications, classrooms and labs in Phase One.
Phase Two, a mirror of the first facility, expands the medical mall area. Phase Three includes an outpatient surgery center, twenty-four hour urgent/emergent center on the first floor of the building. The addition of the New South DeKalb Hospital completes the complex.