Richard Turlington Architects Project - Griffin Hospital

Connecticut healthcare designer, Richard Turlington has completed over 50 projects for Griffin Hospital since the Hospital adopted the Planetree philosophy.  The total body of work is in excess of $40M and through that experience is where Richard Turlington became proficient in wellness and how the effects of ones surroundings will impact mood, behavior and feelings.  Richard Turlington Architects supports the Planetree model and Griffin Hospital for what they were able to accomplish.  The healthcare and interior designs of the projects exemplify the commitment of the Hospital to fundamentally changing the relationship between methods of health care delivery between its communities.  One of the Hospital’s most important projects is the renovation of their inpatient psychiatric facility.  The holistic approach that Richard Turlington’s designs are known for was applied to all of the Griffin Hospital projects, and collaboratively chose to find design inspiration in making the Planetree model alive in the spaces and their configuration from the largest planning decisions to the smallest detail of hardware selection.  In this way, the Planetree model of patient care can be felt in every space without one word having to be uttered.  The architecture that results from this design strategy nurtures the unique relationship between patient and doctor, patient and nursing staff and hospital and community. 

-      241 Seymour Medical Offices This project focused on commercial design and renovated an existing residential structure that is part of the Griffin Hospital’s campus.  The project included making the building handicapped accessible and incorporated medical exam rooms and offices for outpatient medical treatment. 

-      248/250 Seymour Medical Offices This project focused on commercial design renovations an existing residential structure that is part of the Griffin Hospital’s campus.  The project included making the building handicapped accessible and incorporated medical exam rooms and offices for outpatient medical treatment. 

-      Hemodialysis unit 3,000 s.f. healthcare design renovation unit inside the Hospital’s main building and included lab space and treatment rooms. 

-      Mammography Unit 2,000 s.f. healthcare design renovation unit inside the Hospital’s main building and included lab space and treatment rooms. 

-      Emergency Room Nurse’s Station This was and interior design millwork project that involved an in depth understanding of how a nurse station staff functions, how the nurse’s station needs to interface with patients and how to incorporate the Planetree model of healthcare. 

-      Fitness Center 4,000 s.f. commercial design renovation project within the Griffin Hospital main building.  The renovated space overlooked a courtyard and created an exercise room for physical therapy as well as the Hospital’s staff.

-      GI Suite 5,000 s.f. Healthcare design renovation and included new patient waiting, consult rooms, exam/treatment rooms, recovery rooms and a lab.

-      Mahabir Medical Offices

Part of Griffin Hospital service to the Naugatuck Valley region it underwrote local doctors who were affiliated with the Hospital.  This was a 3,000 s.f. healthcare and interior design office renovation for a sole general practitioner and included a handicapped accessible suite and included exam rooms and offices. 

-      Spring Street Medical Offices Focusing on healthcare and interior design the team renovated an existing residential structure that is part of the Griffin Hospital’s campus.  The project included making the building handicapped accessible and incorporated medical exam rooms and offices for outpatient medical treatment. 

-      Stress Management 1,000 s.f. healthcare design renovation of Griffin Hospital main building, ground floor.  This renovation included a nurse station and several monitored exercise location for monitoring patients vital signs during different exercise routines. 

-      Triage Unit 150 s.f. healthcare design of a nurse station unit that was part of the Hospital Emergency Department.  It was an admitting station design around the Planetree model and brought patients into the nurse space to help assess their condition.  Typically the interface between patient and staff is across a table or desk and implies an immediate barrier to healthcare in times of high stress.  This design helped to mitigate a patient’s stress by removing the barrier between patient and staff. 

-      Clinical Labs 7,300 s.f. healthcare design renovation of lab space within Griffin Hospital’s main building.  The project include labs for Chemistry, Phlebotomy, Cytology, Histology, Serology, Microbiology, Hematology as well as supporting Cold Rooms and Offices. 

-      Pharmacy  1,300 s.f. healthcare design renovation for the Hospital’s main patient dispensary and gift shop and included custom woodwork and stone finishes. 

-      Ansonia Outreach Clinic  As part of Griffin Hospital’s commitment to the region the Ansionia High School offered a 2,000 s.f. area within the school for outreach clinical and educational services staffed by the Hospital. 

-      Dworkin Offices Part of Griffin Hospital service to the Naugatuck Valley region it underwrote local doctors who were affiliated with the Hospital. 2,000 s.f. office renovation for a sole general practitioner and included a handicapped accessible suite and included exam rooms and offices. 

-      MS Suite  2,000 s.f. healthcare design renovation within Griffin Hospital’s main building and including general exam rooms, offices and a patient waiting area.