Piedmont Newnan Hospital Site Design

Newnan, Georgia

Project Info
Piedmont Newnan Hospital Site Design
Newnan, Georgia
Completion date: May 2012
Size: 105 acres

A central green “spine” orients visitors while enhancing the patient and staff experience.

Known for housing the Red Cross during the Civil War, the City of Newnan, Georgia possesses a rich history of medical care and southern hospitality. Piedmont Newnan Hospital continues this tradition with a new 362,000-square foot facility. The site is designed to improve patient access, ease wayfinding, and accommodate future growth with a flexible framework.

Situated on a picturesque 105-acre site, the facility is surrounded by mature trees, trails and forests. A green promenade or “spine” extends from the parking area through the lobby and beyond. Visible from all public pathways and waiting areas, this central greenspace orients visitors and facilitates wayfinding throughout the site.

Divided into three thematic sections, the spine reflects the story of the site. The first segment, the “past,” celebrates historic Newnan, while a pedestrian plaza/drop off area and a garden overlook represent the “present.” Continuing the theme, an expansive lawn, wildflower fields, and paths into the woods symbolize “future” growth and potential expansion.

Sustainable strategies for water reuse and conservation reduce future operating costs and the project’s overall impact. At the same time, the visual and physical connections to nature fundamentally enhance the patient and staff experience and create a healthier work environment. The result is a highly functional and thoughtful landscape.