The Renschler Company, Inc., Madison, Wisconsin
Tim Neitzel of McFarland, McFarland,
Wisconsin; UW Health, Madison, Wisconsin
The Renschler Company, Inc.,
This new outpatient clinic, which includes internal
medicine, family medicine and rheumatology practices, utilizes a creative untraditional
approach for the structure and exterior finishes that results in an attractive
health care facility with an attitude.
The design solution involves the use of
a steel systems constructed structure, incorporating steel frames and purlins.
To complement the split-faced masonry, a concealed fastener exterior metal panel
system was applied to create a durable skin. The resulting reduction in structural
costs made it possible to increase the clinics interior volume, glazing
and feature finishes, as well as incorporate higher eaves and clerestory windows
to introduce natural light to the central workspaces.
The clinic layout facilitates
possible future expansion of exam rooms, nursing stations and outpatient services.