Studio 3 Designs to lead expansion project for Orlando Immunology Center

by admin on August 21, 2012

Orlando Immunology Center expansionStudio 3 Designs has been commissioned to act as project lead, interior designer, and owner’s representative for the construction of a 18,600 sq. ft. medical facility valued at over $5 million. The two-phase project will combine the 1701 and 1707 North Mills Avenue parcels to become the expanded home for Orlando Immunology Center (OIC), a part of Central Florida’s largest infectious disease group, Infectious Disease Consultants.

The first phase of the project is set to commence with the mid-October demolition of the existing 1707 N. Mills Ave. structure, formerly Ranger’s Pet Outpost. A new three-story building will house OIC’s state of the art immunology clinic and research facility, both currently located on the adjacent parcel. The second phase is expected to begin in June 2013 with the demolition of the former OIC clinic, making way for 1,800 sq. ft. of leasable pharmacy space. About 150 temporary construction jobs will be created throughout the project.

OIC currently serves about 4,000 patients per year. The expansion will allow OIC to provide comprehensive, cutting-edge treatment for an additional 2,000 people in the community who are affected by hepatitis and HIV, including those with limited access to medical care. It will also allow further expansion of OIC’s nationally recognized phase I-IV clinical trial program and position the practice to conduct more advanced study types. OIC expects to create a number of high wage clinical, research, and administrative jobs within the first year of operation.

“We are very excited to have the opportunity to once again partner with Edward Woodill and his team at Studio 3 Designs,” said Dr. Edwin DeJesus, Owner and Medical Director. “The OIC team has the tools to deliver excellence in medical care, and Studio 3 Designs has the vision that allows us to provide that care in a sophisticated, professional, and highly efficient atmosphere.”

The project presents several unique design challenges for Studio 3 Designs. Due to the sensitive nature of infectious disease cases, the design will exceed standard HIPPA compliance measures for patient privacy while simultaneously presenting a warm, comforting environment. Additionally, the clinical research facility will include integrated security features that protect the proprietary nature of the clinical trials being conducted.

The project is the latest outpatient medical facility design for Studio 3 Designs within the Mills 50 District. The firm is currently overhauling an iconic Mills Avenue building for Newman Plastic Surgery, and has designed and managed projects in the area for Orlando Eye Consultants, Orlando Immunology Center, and Eola Eyes. The latter project won both a Golden Brick Award and a City of Orlando Beautification Award.


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