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We have strong healthcare expertise in designing both major institutional and retail medical environments. Flexibility for growth, new care models and technology are part of our design priorities. We want to create simple, stress-free spaces that are easy to use and promote healing.

Pearl Health Center

Portland, OR

The owners of this medical practice wanted to purchase their own building and bought a run-down 1920s clinic in need of remodeling. The Pearl Health Center's program combines traditional and non-traditional medical services, including general practice, mental health therapy, and acupuncture. One of the challenges we faced while working on this project was escalating material costs. We discussed this openly with the client, and together we made the choice to scale down the project a few times for the sake of the budget. 

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Radiology Department:
UCHealth, Main Campus*

Cincinnati, OH

This I-2 occupancy and in-place renovation was carefully designed into seven phases to allow for continuous operations over three and a half years. It encompassed a 3T MRI Suite; two CT suites; two Interventional Angio Bi-plane Suites; one Interventional Single Plane Suite; six Bed Post-op Suites; one Ultrasound Suite; seven Reading Rooms; a new major basement AHU; and both patient and staff support areas. In addition, multiple temporary swing spaces were designed to provide alternative patient care and staff work areas. This was a fast-paced, intensive project that was possible through great team collaboration and communication between all disciplines, owner and contractor.


UC Health Inpatient Tower Renovation*

Cincinnati, OH

The project was a complete renovation of two 1960s 22,000 sf patient floors that were being used as business offices because they were no longer code compliant. This renovation added 52 new patient beds to the medical campus, and brought the floors up to current building, life safety, ADA, and healthcare guideline codes, while keeping patient experience, safety, and universal design philosophies in mind.


This project description features the work of Krista Paas Nicholas as the Project Architect, performed while at Champlin Architecture.

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