An outdated space transformed into a welcoming clinic
When Dr. Shawn Macalester decided to open Oregon Rheumatology, he engaged S. Baird Design to help him develop his brand and create a new kind of outpatient clinic. Here, patients receive a more personal and progressive care experience, one that focuses on whole patient health to manage their rheumatic condition.
Built in the 1970s as part of a medical fourplex, this street-level clinic space had great bones, but the interior was in desperate need of updating. S. Baird's design team played off the loft-like atmosphere and imbued it with a boutique hospitality feel. Exposed white-painted ceilings in the public areas create a sense of spaciousness. Original wood cabinetry, ceilings, and doors, combined with new brushed stainless counters, soffit lighting, flooring, era-influenced furniture and art come together to offer a comforting atmosphere with references to nature. The clinic houses a dedicated infusion center, with a mix of offices, exam and treatment rooms, and nurses' stations for support staff members.