National Surgery Centers

Location: Five locations across the US, primarily in the Southeast and Southwest
Client: National Surgery Centers

"FH Design is creative and efficient. Our projects involved unique spaces, - one was a historic building, while the other was an open shell. The challenge was making each space functional for a myriad of clients and needs, while also creating a unique space for each location. We didn’t want anything cookie-cutter. FH Design did all of the above beautifully."

The Scope

Project management, architecture, interior design, and furniture procurement and installation.

  • Renovation of two existing buildings with no square footage additions.
  • Renovation with expansion in two existing buildings.
  • New construction for a fifth building.

Space requirements for each facility included a surgery suite (8,000 – 10,000 SF with two Class C operating rooms in each center); pre- and post-operative and support facilities; IVF laboratory (800 – 1,000 SF).


The Challenges

  • Establish a consistent corporate brand for use in each facility while incorporating local aesthetics to each location to maintain individual identity.
  • Open two facilities within a thirty day period.
  • One facility was located in a flood plain with an extensive water retainage system along the front of the property. It was a tight site with a severely damaged building from Hurricane Katrina.

The Resolution


How the FH Design Process Benefited the Client

By digging into the needs of each user of the facility – physicians, nurses, staff, and patients – FH Design delivered a program that could be adapted to individual facilities while still providing a high level of care in even the most critical cases. FH Design was able to make each space functional for a myriad of clients and needs – patients, physicians, and caregivers (doctors, nurses, and the professional team). Spaces were branded with the national surgery center’s look to meet their clients’ expectations, creating a beautiful and comfortable environment that flowed well, met codes, and supported physicians and nurses in the delivery of quality of care – while creating a unique space for each location, not a cookie-cutter design.




Overall Outcome

“We chose FH Design because they know what they are doing and are experts in the field. David, Marjorie, and the team brought a knowledge of standards and experience to the projects. FH Design has a way of incorporating function and beautiful design into an end product that works for everybody.”

–  Brenda Lepley, National Surgery Centers

"Knowledge and experience is a key factor. The team hit the ground running and knew what needed to be done. FH Design demonstrated an ability to understand their client’s need, while creating a unique environment."

Brenda Lepley, National Surgery Center

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