April 07, 2017 | Nashville, Tenn. | Projects
Gresham, Smith and Partners announces the completion of a 16,000-square-foot interior buildout for the Center for Medical Interoperability in Nashville, Tenn. The new headquarters creates a unique experience for users, showcasing interoperability and fostering technological and interpersonal connectivity among employees and visitors. GS&P provided interior design for the three-suite project, which includes a healthcare community gathering space with a divisible boardroom and pre-function space, an engineering space featuring a Testing and Certification Lab, a Transformation Learning Center for clinicians, and a collaborative area for project partners.
“Our mission is to improve health care by accelerating the seamless flow of information among medical technologies and systems,” said Ed Cantwell, president and CEO of the Center. “Interoperability is about enabling the flow of data, and in that same spirit, we wanted our new space to promote smooth movement and connectivity. GS&P introduced design and technology that optimize functionality while also showcasing the art of science and the human care behind it.”
“Each space was uniquely designed to showcase the Center for Medical Interoperability’s innovative approach to the future of healthcare technology. The resulting design provides a space that is memorable, while maintaining flexibility and adaptability needed for the future.” commented Michele McMinn, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C, EDAC, project designer at Gresham, Smith and Partners. “We created a natural, clean, transparent and warm aesthetic using local, materials such as site-sourced wood crafted into screens, wall cladding and tables by a local artisan. In a tight timeframe, our team worked hard to create a visual representation of the ideals and mission of the Center. I’m proud of what we accomplished and I’m excited to see how the new office enables the Center’s continued achievements.”
GS&P began the project with a visioning session to help Center employees visualize their brand and office environment. The team’s design solution provides adaptable work settings that include “heads down” options and collaborative touchpoints. The layout facilitates smooth circulation and features purposeful visual connections for a sense of continuity. The team also implemented best practices centered on wellness and sustainability.