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Choice Cardiovascular (Gig Harbor, Washington State, USA)


Choice Cardiovascular is a small practice for a cardiologist to start his independent practice.   It is a tenant improvement project in an existing medical building with limited budget.

The design uses the form of a human heart, an inverted pear shape, to organize the space.  This inverted pear shape area defines the public areas containing the main waiting area, reception and administrative area.  Patients  then are being directed to the semi public circulation space as if blood is being pumped out of the heart to the exam rooms.  The flow continues after examination, sending patients back to the main waiting area through different path as if blood is coming back into the heart.

Natural materials (wood) and soothing colors (green and blue) selected are to diminish the anxiety of the patients and to make the space intimate and comfortable.