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Designing a building’s exterior to reflect the surrounding neighborhood.

TPG Architecture was retained by EmblemHealth to design a new ground-up five-medical community facility in Brooklyn, NY. The 46,000 square-foot new-build project included the design of the new core and shell of the building and the interior fit-out of all the medical suites and diagnostic facilities. Our services included Programming, Design, Documentation, and Construction Administration.

Working within the guidelines of the Special Atlantic Avenue Subdistrict, TPG designed the exterior to reflect the characteristics of the surrounding neighborhood. The saw-tooth brick pattern added richness to the design. The façade was subdivided into three sections to mirror the residential scale of the adjacent buildings, while the first floor was to be made available for commercial retail use. Our firm incorporated a distinctive ground-floor treatment of retail entrances delineated by a continuous fascia and cornice. This design would provide the client with the flexibility of changing the retail use in the future.

The interiors would house multiple practices, providing patients with a one-stop medical facility. Each floor typically supported two different practices with individual waiting, reception, and treatment facilities. The practices included imaging, orthopedics, pediatrics, urgent care, women’s care, oncology, GI, optometry, audiology, cardiology, and immunology. Today, a new healthcare provider has moved into the site, but the subdivided façade remains.

Services Provided

  • Base Building
  • Ground-Up Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Medical Suites
  • Building Repositioning
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