Androscoggin Valley Medical Arts Center
Franklin Memorial Hospital wanted to expand its outpatient clinic, Androscoggin Valley Medical Arts Center (AVMAC), to support the community and contribute to the revitalization of this historic Maine downtown. Developer Kevin Bunker of Developers Collaborative handled site selection, permitting, design, and construction for the hospital.
A collaborative process with the client and this largely rural community produced an efficient plan that:
- provides a wide range of healthcare services
- shortens trips to the doctor
- anchors a prominent downtown site
- encourages pedestrian traffic to local businesses
- adds convenient, off-street parking
The building houses primary care, orthopedics, women's health, physical therapy, behavioral health, and a breast care center and imaging suite (radiography, mammography, densitometry & ultrasound). All the specialties share front desk support, the central nurse hub, the lab, and the procedure room.
For wayfinding within, feature walls and accent colors orient and guide patients. In offices and treatment areas, a calm, natural palette with wood-grain flooring sets off custom light fixtures and cubicle curtains by a local designer.
For AVMAC’s website, click here.