New Aspen Bandana Square Clinic Opens
Monday, January 21st, 2013
Aspen Medical Group’s new Bandana Square Clinic location opens for its first patients.
The new St. Paul, Minnesota clinic is located in the historic Bandana Square building, which was originally constructed in the 1880s as a railroad repair facility. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places. Pope Architects was the design architect and interior designer for the new two-level 60,000 sq. ft. clinic.
The design had to work around the challenges of the historic facility, including heavy timber wood construction, brick exterior walls and wood frame windows. The design included build-out of the second floor space.
Choy Leow, Director of Allina Health’s Design and Construction describes the clinic in a press release: “With our clinics, we’re creating an experience and trying to make the environment a lot more hospitable, welcoming and warm. At Bandana Square, it has also been very important to stay respectful to the building’s historic character and significance as we integrate clinical needs with preservation intent.”
The new clinic design is enhanced by the many windows and skylights that invite an abundance of natural light into the space. The design follows the Green Guide for Health Care to integrate sustainability principles into the new clinic.