IKM Inc

St. Clair Hospital South Hills Orthopaedic Associates


Location: Pittsburgh,  Pennsylvania 
Completion: 2012
Project Area: 9,500 ft2
Services: Architecture


IKM was retained by St. Clair Hospital for the interior renovation of approximately 9,500 square feet of existing medical office space to accommodate South Hills Orthopaedic Associates as a tenant on the second floor of the Oxford Drive Medical office building. As the architects for the ongoing interior renovation of the building, the IKM team was selected for its knowledge of the structure, working relationships with the authorities having jurisdiction and a long standing relationship with the hospital client.

The space program for the specialty physician practice includes 12 exam rooms, three procedure rooms, x-ray and casting rooms as well as office and staff support areas. The waiting area was designed to accommodate 65 seats in a palette of autumn colors and includes a visitor-accessible coffee station, TV viewing area, and an attractive, calming water feature partition.

The project involved a three month design and documentation schedule to prepare design documents for competitive bidding. The process called for an initial conceptual design, development of plan options, user group meetings and formulation of a complete set of documents. As an interior renovation, the project also included the presentation of interior design finishes to the client and the tenant.

Overall, the project is a success. It maximizes use of space and provides a comfortable environment for patients and visitors needing orthopedic care.