LewisGale Hospital Alleghany hired CIRCLE to renovate the main lobby of their outdated 1979 facility. In addition to requiring updated and durable finishes, motifs, and color scheme, the space needed to incorporate six private patient registration desks, a café, a lounge area, and defined waiting areas to accommodate all visitors, including wheelchair-bound patients.
The challenge was that structural columns and drywall ceiling needed to be left in place so that current sprinkler heads and mechanical systems did not have to be relocated. The curved and radial geometry of the exterior walls, ceiling, and columns made this especially difficult. Acoustical privacy for patients checking in was of utmost importance in the layout.