This project called for vigilant communication with the design team and an experienced understanding of the space’s unique end use. The first phase included the refinishing and repurposing of an in-house pharmacy, and the second phase included the construction of an IV and chemotherapy drug preparation area. Behind custom, touch-less doors, specialized gauges control not only the temperature of each room but also the humidity and pressure to a very specific range. The entire area is sealed floor to ceiling with special non-porous finishes which allows for a more easily managed terminal-clean space. Patients undergoing high levels of chemotherapy have a severely compromised immune system, so insuring a pure environment where their drugs are mixed, is at the forefront of the design. The timing on this project was also considered critical as this remodel will be the first in a series of repurposed pharmacies for Harris Health. For a time, while other pharmacies are undergoing similar upgrades, this will be a primary location. We can see in the featured photo the hood vents which further control the environment while drugs are mixed.