Nathan Littauer Hospital retained Optimus Architecture to design “The New Birthing Center” at their hospital.
Optimus designed a gut rehab of Nathan Littauer’s 9,300 sf maternity unit for a construction cost of $880,000. This project reorganized the maternity unit. Some of the new features included a third LDR, a larger C-Section room, private Postpartum rooms with private toilet and shower rooms, a family lounge, a private elevator lobby with a nurse station reception, and a new HVAC distribution system. We were retained to design this project along with designing the expansion of NLH’s ED.
A major donor asked that we join the hospital administration and two board members on a trip to Glenwood Springs, CO to see a Planetree hospital. That trip established very high standards for both NLH projects. It presented Optimus with the opportunity to design hospitality model facilities in character with NLH’s Adirondack surroundings, an approach that we have been applying throughout our healthcare design practice.
We worked closely with the clinical staff to achieve their functional needs, with facilities to achieve their MEP systems requirements, and with adminstration to maintain their budget. We delivered a layout, operational organization and appearance that was hailed by staff, patients and visitors as a “five star hotel”. Optimus is extremely proud to help our clients achieve such high praise and success with modest means in communities that have limited resources.