Columbus Regional Health at NexusPark

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Columbus Regional Health

Columbus, Indiana

125,000 SF

As a symbol of their commitment to change the paradigm from treating sickness to fostering wellness, the City of Columbus partnered with Columbus Regional Health (CRH) to repurpose an aging mall. CRH commissioned BSA to design the multi-use health and wellness site. The former Fair Oaks Mall offered a prime location for accessibility and a welcomed repurposing of a community icon. 25% of the CRH-controlled mall will be transformed into a “Health Hub,” consolidating 15 physician practices, consisting of primary care, specialty care (e.g., OBGYN, audiology), complementary labs, and physical therapy. Engagement and coordination with community partners providing synergistic services adjacent to the Health Hub will further reinforce and promote the wellness mission.

Constructed in four phases, BSA partnered with RSP for interior design/interior architecture, SSR for engineering, and Turner Construction on the healthcare component of the project, working collaboratively as a unified team across multiple locations and expertise. Building from a larger city master plan effort, BSA led a robust pre-design phase utilizing precedent studies, empathy mapping, and research. In the early design stages, BSA used FlexSim simulations to help users visualize the effects of centralized registration vs. decentralized, the impact of adding or removing physicians and other team members, and optimized parking counts based on peak hour usage of various service lines.



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