Healthcare Studio

The Imagescape Design Studios Healthcare Studio understands the technical demands in the design of:

  • Hospitals, Day Surgeries & Medical Centres

Our Healthcare Studio undertakes feasibility studies, space planning, master planning, concept design, design development, development application, construction documentation, construction certificate application, tendering, procurement and contract administration.

Healthcare Studio Expertise

Imagescape Design Studios Healthcare Studio understands the changing health care scene. The increasing dominance of technology for both delivery of health care, dissemination of information and the remote monitoring of patients in their home. The impact of increased life expectancy will have on health care coupled with the increased expectations for quality of life enhancement.

We understand the success of a healthcare facility relies on getting the flows right – patient flows, movement of staff and supplies. To achieve this we explore options and map the flows onto each scenario – identify points of congestion and excessive travel. We then refine these to achieve the right balance.

Stephen Phillips brings over twenty five years of experience with the health and aged care sectors to the Healthcare Studio. Stephen was the development manager with one of Australia’s largest non profit aged care providers. Stephen has contributed to the design of numerous nursing homes and retirement villages. Currently he is managing the design of a specialist day surgery centre and private hospital.

Stephen Phillips - Principal, Healthcare Studio

Stephen describes himself as “good at teasing out” potential problems, solutions and rough edges especially those that are not always foreseen in the early design stage. This allows him to work with the client to develop a strategy that will be flexible enough to cope with a range of changing needs
and ideas, especially in projects where there are several stakeholders.

He particularly enjoys the challenge of health-related projects because of their complexity and the need to address (often) conflicting rules related to the building.


Illawarra International Health Precinct

Day Surgery and Private Hospital

Huntley NSW

(La Vie Development Pty Ltd)

Illawarra Healthcare

Avondale Rd, Huntley

Four storey building comprising two levels of car parking, one level of medical suites and one level accommodating day surgery, private hospital and medical suites.

Specialist and Surgicentre is a purpose built specialist medical facility boasting a 5 STAR GREEN STAR rating (proposed), whilst facilitating the very latest state of art operative health delivery. It is providing training and education for medical students and registrars. A 5,852m² of floor space (net) has been set aside for professional suits and training areas inclusive of pharmacy and cafe.

The Centre incorporates: 6 theatres, 22 Stage 1 recovery beds, 44 Stage 2 recovery chairs, 4 ICU beds, 4 HDU beds, 46 overnight beds and 5 extended care beds. In addition, the dedicated overnight rooms can facilitate Mental Health and Radio Ablative Therapy.

a[TEST] Clinic

Oxford St, Darlinghurst

Imagescape Design Studios is proud to bring the aspirations of ACON to reality with the their new a[TEST] clinic in Oxford St  Sydney. With the assistance of specialist fitout contractors Office Builders a former wig shop has been transformed into a contemporary community based rapid HIV and STI screening service aimed at ending HIV. The mix of indirect lighting, bold colours and rich timbers provides an enticing and relaxing atmosphere in direct opposition to the usual image of a clinic.

Opened by the Hon Jillian Skinner, NSW Minister for Health, the new clinic provides an essential service to the people of Sydney in an environment that says… ‘ yes it is OK, get tested now ’.