The master planned location for UC Irvine Medical Center’s GI services is located in the new CDC building on the campus. An interim location for GI Services was required during the construction of the CDC building. The adjacent Chao Cancer Center, third floor, was selected for an extensive renovation to accommodate the interim the 6,600 sf GI program clinic.
The GI program required CMA to design three procedure rooms, four recovery beds, scope cleaning, a nurse station and other support spaces in addition to the exam rooms and offices that were already present in the clinic.
In order to accommodate the requirements of the GI program, the third floor required extensive alterations.
Existing private offices were renovated to exam rooms to increase the clinic’s exam capacity. The large third floor waiting room was reduced to half of its original size. The tall curved curtain wall of the waiting area that overlooks the medical center’s central garden and drop-off area was reconfigured and repurposed by CMA to accommodate a four position recovery room, with the required nurse station and support. The prep / recovery room, by design, takes advantage of the curved windows and becomes a very pretty light filled space. A central shared office /workroom was developed to accommodate staff and physicians.
This project was one of the first phased moves required to accommodate construction of the CDC building on campus.
Design Firm: Cynthia Mabus Architecture. Cynthia Mabus Principal Architect.