Frisco Medical Village Medical Office Building
Design that connects to the local environment and serves as a welcoming space to the community.
This developer‑driven medical office building (MOB) is situated in growing region. Though tilt‑wall construction, the level of design isn't sacrificed. Repetitive panels and rigid rhythms of openings and fenestrations lend themselves to the cost‑effective design, while the cladding the exteriors in masonry leans the building into the industrial/railroad aesthetic of historic Frisco.
The building program was extremely efficient on siting, with each piece of the site utilized for the building, parking, or landscaping. To meet the city's requirement of 10% of the site being allocated to greenspace, enhanced landscaping features bookend the building to provide patrons exterior areas of respite.
The MOB was designed with Village Health Partners, a tenant, on board. Special attention was paid to circulation and developing areas of pedestrian activation. The proximity of tenants was paramount to creating synergy for patients. Visitors can visit their child's pediatrician, have x-rays taken at another tenant's suite, then stop by the pharmacy on their way out. As a result of this successful project, a second medical office building is underway.
Developing areas of pedestrian activation.
Two key design goals helped define the feel of the exterior of the medical office building — community and a place of respite. The green space serves as a place for patrons to relax throughout their visit. The lush, native landscaping elevates the typical waiting room to a breath of fresh air.
Breaking away from the stereotypical healthcare aesthetic.
Meet the tenants
The core and shell of the MOB was built with the anchor tenant, Village Health Partners, attached to the project early on. With the intention of infilling the remaining space with other clients, Corgan worked with several tenants to design their ideal space.
Waiting rooms are often synonymous with excessively long waits to see the doctor, and where appointment times are meaningless. Village Health Partners took a progressive stance by re-envisioning the patient rooming model by eliminating the waiting room. Putting the power and decision-making back into the hands of patients, patients can wait in their cars for their appointment time and then travel to their designated exam room independently or stop by the check-in desk and be escorted back for a more traditional experience. This new model supports patient privacy through conducting scheduling, billing, and discussions on patient wellness all within the exam room. Family waiting spaces outside the patient rooms provide a temporary space for family to stay if nurses or physicians need a moment alone with the patient.
Staff support spaces are pulled to the exterior of the building, activating them by infusing the areas with natural light and views. Designed with acoustics in mind, staff can relax, talk, and play music in the breakroom without disturbing patients. The care area has designated staff and patient entrances and exits, leaning heavily on the on-stage/off-stage layout.
Since opening its location in the MOB, Catalyst Health Rx quickly established its retail pharmacy as a warm and welcoming environment that complements the services of other tenants. Whether stopping by to pick up a prescription or visiting a physician or specialist in the MOB, Catalyst Health Rx offers patients a seamless experience through an easy-to-navigate space. To supplement signage & wayfinding while conveying the health provider’s mission, Corgan’s Branded Environments team guided Catalyst Health Rx through an intensive branding process. Key to the mission is their dedication to patients. Their story is woven throughout the pharmacy with compelling patient testimonials, vibrant color, and graphic design which highlights their commitment to patients, so new and existing customers can feel reassured their health is in good hands.
Clear Choice Imaging approached Corgan with the intention of designing a space that would serve as the prototype for future facilities. The Frisco Medical Village location provides x-ray, CT, MRI, and ultrasound imaging services. Their new location in the Plano Medical Village, designed by Corgan, is planned to build upon the services at their Frisco location.