Project information

  • Renovation 25,000 sf

  • $4.5M

Portland, ME


First floor reception

Second  floor lasik room

First floor operating room

First floor OR corridor

First floor OR scrub station

First floor pre-op

First floor nurs's station

First floor sterilization room

First floor sterilization room

The introduction of warm tones from reclaimed Maine timber creates a comfortable setting for staff and patients.

Existing tall windows with views toward Back Cove combine with earthy and watery colors in the waiting area.

With quiet colors, interesting textures, and a splash of color, the kitchen/break/meeting room is a great place to decompress.

Patients can’t miss the nurses’ station, with its layered colors and textures cued to the overhead lights.

Warm finishes for the check in desk for Lasik and exam patients include reclaimed Maine timber on walls and ceilings and a quartzite visual tile.

The exam rooms are purposely devoid of color in order to minimize afterimage adjustments that can slow the efficiency of the exam.

Like many ophthalmology practices, Maine Eye Center has experienced growth as the population ages.  To accommodate the growth, they decided to relocate and expand both the surgery center and the retina practice to a new facility, freeing up space to expand the other parts of the practice. They explored both new building and renovation options and chose a two story, 25,000-sf renovation.

The design places the surgery center on the first floor and the retina practice on the second.  Each floor has its own check in and waiting.  The surgical center includes five operating rooms, a Lasik surgical suite, pre-op and post-op areas, and other support spaces.  The retinal floor includes exam rooms, offices, staff areas, and other support spaces.

Maine Eye Center’s design process paralleled a gastroenterology practice fit-up on the building’s remaining two floors.  The opportunity of sharing common services and spaces was explored, with the design of each practice incorporating common elements.

For Maine Eye Center’s website, click here.

Photo credit: © Sandy Agrafiotis

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