MercyOne North Iowa: Mason City (Lobby)

MercyOne wanted to breathe new life into their aged main entry and commissioned Accord Architecture to accomplish this goal. This 4,600 square foot project includes a freshly renovated coffee shop and ordering area, multiple waiting areas, and a new welcome desk. A touch of wood brings warmth to an largely brick and stone environment, along with a fireplace element. Backlit wood panels can change color throughout the day, thereby adding warmth and modern chromotherapy benefits.

Part of Accord’s work in this project was to provide a sun study using time-lapse virtual reality to determine how the sun might glare through the windows and in the eyes of volunteers that were working at the welcome desk.

Lobby, MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center, Mason City