In 2018, OLC was engaged by a private developer, SensusOne, for the adaptive reuse of a failed restaurant in North Charleston, North Carolina. The building required major modifications in order to function as a replacement free-standing emergency department for the end-user, Roper St. Francis Hospital, whose previous free-standing emergency department could no longer comply with standards of good practice.
The project scope included state-of-the-art space planning based on lean design principles for more efficient flow and function of the procedure and trauma rooms, nurse’s stations, and exam rooms.
The facility has 14 exam rooms and supporting functions such as diagnostics and imaging departments with CT scan, x-ray, ultrasound and a fully equipped diagnostic laboratory. The interior décor package includes durable, cost-efficient, modern finishes coordinated to align with roper brand messaging for out-patient services.
OLC was the Architect of Record and Interior Designer for the project alongside Davis Wince Ltd. Architecture, Medical Planner and Design Architect.