Project Description

Doster collaborates with UAB Health Services Foundation and Gresham Smith to deliver state-of-the-art medical clinic in Birmingham.

Doster completed renovations to the second and third floors of the John N. Whitaker Building in downtown Birmingham, converting it into the new Whitaker Clinic of UAB Hospital. The 64,000 square foot renovation converted existing space into high-end clinics and offices housing primary care, dermatology, podiatry and rheumatology clinics. The renovation included 80 exam rooms, waiting areas, a full laboratory, digital X-ray and an injection area for basic inoculations. The project also includes a connector bridge to the existing parking deck, an additional elevator, natural light in all patient care areas, sliding doors to maximize space in patient rooms and advanced technology in heating, cooling and lighting.

“Doster suggested that we create a ‘mock’ exam room and work team space in a vacant building near our site. The Doster team created this mock area and led every level of our care teams through the mock area to collect feedback. Doster also edited the mock area as we progressed to give team members a real-life feel for how counter height, exam space, door width, etc., would really function in our new space. Without this effort, which I know required much of their team’s time, our final space would never be as pleasing to our clinical team as it is today. Several of our staff actually submitted this work to professional associations on the clinical side for presentation at national meetings.” – UAB Health Services Foundation


UAB Health Services Foundation


Gresham Smith


Birmingham, Alabama


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