Long before most of us could dream of tiny robots helping doctors perform surgery, Intuitive Surgical was designing the future of medicine. Now “laparoscopic” is a household word, and Intuitive Surgical is a rapidly growing global leader in robotic-assisted surgery.
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, the company undertook a massive expansion when it set out to build a high tech sales and surgeon training center in metropolitan Atlanta.
The build included a complete interior demolition and reconstruction encompassing operating theatres for surgeon training, reception area, IT offices, loading dock/receiving area, elevator, new plumbing and HVAC systems, open storage with freezer, open office space, enclosed offices, 36 conference rooms including one large videoconferencing room, doctors’ lounge, break room, restrooms, mothers’ lounge, cafeteria, and catering prep area.
Exterior requirements included a new roof, three air handlers, an equipment building, landscaping, signage, dock lift, and exterior material lift.
The curve ball
The original structure was not built to accommodate the expected occupancy of the training facility. Leapley installed extensive structural reinforcement throughout.
The biggest challenge
This ultra high-tech buildout demanded the most highly skilled professionals to handle HVAC and plumbing, lighting and controls, A/V, and surgical suites. Our team implemented a very aggressive schedule to meet the client’s timeline.
- The two story reception area features a custom desk and a grand staircase with glass handrail.
- Floating ceilings, banquette seating, and custom millwork add visual interest and give the facility a modern feel.
- Fresh décor features branded custom wall graphics based on a blueprint of one of the company’s products, along with a curated mix of art.
- A complete sales training facility on the second floor includes a state of the art audio visual system, integrated movable walls, and advanced lighting.
- An extensive AV package allows for multiple conferencing platforms and uplink capability to the California campus.
- Surgical bays include medical gases, lighting, and fully integrated audio visual systems for training and teaching via WebLink.