Story County Medical Center Outpatient Unit Expansion

Architect: INVISION Architecture

Owner: Story County Medical Center

Location: Nevada, Iowa

Category A: Built: Less than $25 million in construction cost

This one story addition and renovation to an existing hospital promotes a zoned healthcare campus. All outpatient services including primary care, therapy, rehabilitation and wellness, are consolidated in a state of the art facility focused on quality of care. Natural light, views and carefully crafted spaces enhance the patient experience. A sensitive use of new materials complement the existing palette but provide a more progressive and energy efficient design. The Ipé and terracotta facades are woven into the interior design, complemented by additional natural materials and graphics that promote health and wellness. The design is adaptable and forward-thinking to accommodate growth and transition.

"An excellent functional plan using ‘on-stage, off-stage’ concept for clinics, and direct way-finding for patients. An appropriate and inviting shift to wellness for a small community that says, 'The highest quality care is delivered here'." ~ Jury statement

Additional information

Civil Engineer: Bishop Engineering

MEP Engineer: MODUS Engineering

Structural Engineer: KJWW

General Contractor: Graham Construction

Landscape Architect: Ritland + Kuiper

Construction cost or anticipated construction cost: $10 million

Building area or anticipated building area: 37, 100

Construction start date: March 2016

Substantial completion date: May 2017


David King, FAIA (Chair), SmithGroup JJR, Los Angeles

Tom Clark, FAIA, Clark/Kjos Architects, Portland, Oregon

Lari Diaz, AIA, KMD Architects, San Francisco

Walter Jones, AIA, The MetroHealth System, Cleveland

Patricia Malick, ARRAY Architects, Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

Paul Mankins, FAIA, substancearchitecture, Des Moines

David Ruthven, AIA, Philips Design, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Image credits

Story County Medical Center entry

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Story County Medical Center exterior far away

Cameron Campbell

Story County Medical Center patient rooms

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Story County Medical Center desk and hallway

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Story County Medical Center eating area

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Story County Medical Center gym

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Story County Medical Center exterior at night

Cameron Campbell