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The Design Process Behind Your New Specialist Practice
Designing your new practice isn’t only about the look and feel or how your rooms are laid out. Alongside the overall design aesthetic and delivering on your vision for your practice environment, disability access standards, workplace health and safety requirements as well as council development regulations all need to be taken into consideration and adhered to.
The majority of our fitout work is through direct contact with our clients, whereby we work with our in-house design team. We have also cultivated strong relationships with healthcare-focused designers and architects who sometimes bring the work to us.
It’s important that the design team we work with develops plans and construction drawings with a thorough understanding of the specific legislation, requirements and guidelines pertaining to dental, medical and veterinary practices and we work closely with the team to achieve this on every project.
Sunshine Coast Specialist Suites Collaboration
One long-term collaboration has been with Queensland architect Robyn Booth, who has worked on many specialist fitout projects with Elite. Recently we collaborated on two fitouts for Robyn’s clients - Sunshine Coast specialists Dr Askew & Dr Rodda.
Dr Askew wanted to create a welcoming and comfortable practice that made patients feel “at home” while also reflecting his branding. To achieve his goal to create a unique space, a vivid green and a reddish timber in the practice design was chosen for the project.
With furniture, splashbacks, art, panelling, and even plants, the practice now “pops” with just the right amount of colour.
Dr Rodda also had a specific vision for his new rooms at Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital: a classic look that still offered a “wow” factor. To achieve this vision an elegant but appealing colour scheme blending white and charcoal and adding American Walnut feature walls was chosen for this fitout.
Mindoc Psychiatry Practice Design
After spending more than 10 years working in mental health, Melbourne psychiatrist Dr Anjith Divakaran decided to take the plunge and start his own private practice. Elite’s design team worked closely with Dr Divakaran to achieve his vision of providing a friendly and positive environment for patients.
In the reception area the white Caesarstone counter is highlighted by the accent wall colour, striped carpet and orange banquette cushions. The timber wall behind the reception desk further reflects the quality finishes used in the fitout along with the pendant lighting over the reception counter. The distinctive brown and orange colour scheme continues throughout the entire practice, with the bright carpet, paint colours and cushions also featuring in the consult rooms.
Are you looking to refurbish or open your own specialist practice? Contact us to discuss your next fitout.
Need some design inspiration for your practice fitout? Take a look at some of the fitout and refurbishment projects Elite has recently completed.