Nestled on the campus of Schoolcraft College, the Livonia Medical Center provides centralized services to the busy Interstate 275 corridor, while continuing a collaboration between the college and two medical entities. This 123,865 square foot facility consolidates a handful of existing offices throughout the area while also planting a large number of new offices to serve the Livonia community. The building transformed an existing empty field and maintenance area into a multi-specialty medical office and surgery center that consolidates patient services within a relaxing, healing environment.
The interior features warm, neutral colors to promote patient wellbeing. Views to the natural environment outside were thoughtfully designed to help not only the patients, but also the staff during their workday. As a result, natural light fills the spaces, accentuating the material selections.
Healthcare design is foremost an exercise in delivering efficient, effective, comfortable medical services in a hygienic environment. However, the Livonia Medical Center was designed to be more than a sterile doctor’s office: it is a community-focused, collaboration-centered welcoming hub to serve its users and staff in the years to come.