When Dr. David Bordelon realized the complexity of designing a new hospital in the hurricane prone Florida panhandle, he quickly decided he needed the help of an expert. A man of meticulous research skills, he came across HDA Architects and a relationship was established.
Dr. Bordelon’s vision was of an 8,000 square foot state of the art surgical &emergency facility. While conceived as being completed in 2 separate phases, the first phase will be fully capable of providing the patients with low invasive and non invasive diagnostic procedures. Dr. Bordelon’s new facility is also designed for a wide variety of surgical procedures including soft tissue, vascular, orthopedics, ophthalmology, and dental.
To assist in the efficient transfer of critical information, the building is prewired for the use of digital imagery of all kinds in areas such as exam rooms, isolation, quarantine, and treatment rooms. The project has also presented several unique challenges, such as the preservation of a 100 year old Live Oak and ensuring the new hospital is hurricane prepared. To this effect, the facility has been designed with roll away shutters and back-up generators to provide comfort and shelter for animals and humans alike during a powerful storm.