Project category: New construction (completed June 2005)

Chief administrator: Frank L. Greiner III, Practice Administrator, (330) 489-1386

Firm: Hasenstab Architects, Inc., (330) 434-4664

Design team: Dennis M. Check, AIA, Principal-in-Charge; Bill Ahern, AIA, Project Architect; Benjamin Rantilla, Intern; Leilani Barkan, Interior Designer

Photography: Scott Pease, Pease Photography

Total building area (sq. ft.): 19,200

Construction cost/sq. ft.: $141

Total construction cost (excluding land): $2,700,000

Cardiology One is a freestanding medical office building and the vision of a group of eight cardiologists desiring a highly visible, accessible facility to better serve their patients.

The 19,200-sq.-ft. building houses offices, meeting and support space, and clinical space for the treatment and diagnosis of heart patients. These functions are split over two floors, with the bulk of the square footage being devoted to clinical use on the lower floor. The building's location on the site will allow an adjacent addition to be built in the future and also accommodates the use of mobile diagnostic equipment.

The two floors are arranged to take advantage of the tiered nature of the site, with the upper floor (physicians' entrance) accessed from the front of the site and the lower floor (patient entrance) accessed from the back. Parking is located at each level to serve both of these functions.

The building design includes an arc along the road containing doctors' offices and a sloping metal roof that creates a dramatic high space in the waiting area. A combination of alternating textures of brick, acrylic stucco, and “fish scale” metallic shingles defines areas of the elevation.

Large dormers allow light to penetrate the waiting area, nuclear camera room, and business areas. A drive-under canopy covered in metallic shingles adds visual interest to the main entry area. A large fin at the front elevation conceals rooftop mechanical equipment and maximizes the visibility of Cardiology One's distinctive signage.