The Sister Bay Medical Center is a 30,000 sf, 2-story medical clinic and rehabilitation center located in picturesque Door County, Wisconsin. Sited on a prominent ridge overlooking the historic village of Sister Bay, our client requested that we think “outside-the-box” to develop a building that looked more like a public facility – like a library or museum – than a medical center. The county has a rich tradition of Scandanavian and rural American architecture, as well as a prideful culture of craftsmanship and artistry embedded in the natural beauty of this place. We explored several design options that utilized formal qualities of the vernacular architecture but adapted them into a more modern language that embraces the light and views of this extraordinary location. The building is separated into uses by floor with the clinic services located on the ground floor and rehabilitation on the second floor. The clinic includes exam rooms, imaging, phlebotomy, procedure rooms, and behavioral health along with the provider spaces, nurse station, and staff areas to support these services. Rehabilitation includes a variety of therapeutic spaces including pelvic health, physical therapy, massage, occupational and speech therapy, and open rehabilitation areas. In addition, two public classrooms and a large outdoor deck are provided as multifunctional spaces for events, yoga, wellness, and other educational and public uses. The building is currently under construction and scheduled for completion in 2022.