I am moving my Optometry office into a new office space. It is currently built out for a title company and I will need to move walls and re-make the space into an optometry office with an optical sales area. The office is a corner space entered though a dim uninviting tower through a couple of small arches. The entrance tower is pretty grim, dark and dated. The project is to design the new space for efficient patient flow and to create a compelling, modern looking optical area to encourage optical sales. I would like the front entrance tower improved to look more inviting through lighting, improved flooring, perhaps opening the arches a bit, and new entrance doors to my office space without tearing down the entrance tower itself as it belongs to the building. Will add external wall pics from the other side with window pics tomorrow.
The office space is 3400 sq feet. The building is well kept but older. The existing built out rooms can be re-purposed or we can demo internal walls it all and start fresh. I want a light airy updated interior in the reception and optical areas. The exam rooms and business office space can be nice looking but not over-designed. The optical and reception area should show the designers flair for a great retail space from the ceiling design to the flooring. I like some depth to the ceiling at different levels and perhaps the walls in the optical and reception areas. The actual optical eyeglass displays and lighting for them will come from an optical display company, but the space they are installed in should put a smile on the face of all who see it. I prefer rugs only in the two business offices, tile or wood everywhere else for cleanliness.
Summary of important design features:
1) Improve the tower entrance area without tearing down the actual tower.
2) Design a retail space that is modern and airy for the reception area and the optical.
3) Lay out the rooms needed for effective patient flow.
List of rooms needed:
1) Four exam rooms 11'x 13'
2) One testing room 11' x 13'
3) Office manager office (larger than billing office)
4) Billing office (one biller)
5) Employee break, lunch area
6) Doctors office (two desks for doctors sharing one office)
7) Reception counter, with separate check in check out areas and room for two receptionists to work.
8) Optical sales area (approximately 30' x 20')
9) Optical lens making lab space near optical area (approximately 12'x14') 10)
10) Employee bathroom near break room (no patient bathroom needed as they are just outside my entrance)