PrairieCare Medical Center

Mankato, MN | Healthcare

Overview

PrairieCare's new medical facility prioritizes patient comfort and ease of use in this four-story building.


Opportunity

With an aggressive timeline for construction, PrairieCare needed a strategic design partner to successfully complete its new four-story healthcare facility.

Solution

Working alongside owner and developer Tailwind Group, ISG led the design of PrairieCare’s new 22,000 sq. ft., four-story medical office building in Mankato, Minnesota. The facility’s design was phased to accommodate an aggressive timeline, starting with development of plans for the building’s core and shell, with tenant build-out plans later produced as part of two bid packages. Careful consideration was dedicated to supporting patients and provider interaction. This included establishing dedicated and flexible space for the range of therapy, education, and supervisory activities. Each floor was designed with a different age group in mind, therefore reducing the need for patients to move from one level to the next throughout the day and crafting spaces truly customized to their needs and abilities.

Because natural lighting has proven both energy-efficient and beneficial for patient comfort, the design team focused on providing as much daylighting as possible, and that reached far throughout the building. Also important to the client and overall building security was establishing clear, controlled public and private spaces. Thoughtful interior design utilizes finishes and colors that provide a calm, warm, and welcoming environment while also acting as wayfinding and operational queues/positioning for activities, including carpet seating patterns—a common strategy to get patients and providers on the same level and promote feelings of equity and inclusion.


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