An outdated space transformed into a welcoming clinic
When Dr. 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, where patients could receive a more progressive, private-doctor experience focusing on whole patient health to manage arthritis or rheumatologic conditions. Built in the 1970's as part of a medical complex the interior was in desperate need of updating. This street-level clinic space features good bones in the loft-like atmosphere that S. Baird’s design team imbued 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 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 nurse-stations for support staff members.