For Immediate Release
Contact: Karin Patriquin
Patriquin Architects Announces Opening of Esana Plastic Surgery Center and MedSpa
New Haven, February 25, 2019—Located in Guilford, one of the more picturesque villages in New England, the shoreline location of Esana Plastic Surgery Center and MedSpa is a melding of antiquity and renewal. For the project, Patriquin Architects turned an historical post-and-beam timber house and adjoining barn into modern medical offices and spa facilities in which patients live the true Esana experience.
Karin Patriquin, founder and lead at Patriquin Architects, wanted to highlight the many features of the original structure, which was built in 1770. Now housing the waiting room, nurses and aesthetician offices, the house retains its exposed beans whittled from trees felled before American independence. The design also incorporates the quirky roof lines of the various additions.
The barn, added in 1990, now houses Esana’s staff area, lunch room, second reception, doctor’s offices and exam rooms. Patriquin stained the three trusses an espresso brown to highlight the cathedral ceilings above. Reclaimed tongue and groove floors exist throughout the entire 4,500 square foot facility.
Meanwhile, Patriquin chose muted ceramics and brushed steel for the modern furnishings. The end effect mirrors Esana’s philosophy: highlighting, not altering, existing beauty.
“The existing building was built over a span of 220 years,” Patriquin says. “We thought it would be interesting to tell the story of the various alterations that had been made over time. By keeping to a muted palette throughout, we unified the disparate parts. Hints of a bright orange bring a little interest and humor.”
The new building fits Esana’s needs as an ever-growing Connecticut business—and is an architectural homage to its credo. “Patriquin’s attention to detail was comforting especially for my first experience with a commercial real estate build. Their facility with drafting and design technology was helpful to meet the deadlines and to have plans ready for construction,” said Esana co-founder Dr. Deborah Pan.
For more information, contact Karin Patriquin.