Miller Dialysis of Lafayette
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
A Dialysis Center can be a complicated facility to design, it has many different layers of consideration. Not only do you have all of the very sensitive equipment and systems to accommodate, but patient comfort and safety are of major concern. Patients receive treatment 4-6 times a week for 4-5 hours at a time.
For comfort, we are attempting to create visual spaces on the exterior with large view windows that could assist in the relaxation and calming of the patient. The thought process for patient safety has changed somewhat in post Katrina. The ability to be self sustaining during an emergency has become very important.
Being able to provide a secure facility from the elements and providing continuous critical utilities -power, lighting, sewer, water and communications was a major issue.