Healthcare Architecture & Interior Design

Base Medical is a multi award winning firm committed to producing only the highest quality of architecture. It was established in 2005, and headed by director Shawn Godwin, it has been recognised for inventive thinking, creative flair and outstanding service.

Base has a highly expert team specialising in the medical fit-out industry. Together, our team has delivered several projects for some of Australia’s most prominent medical providers. We go beyond exterior elements of medical offices and also offer modern hospital interior design and healthcare interior design for private practices and community clinics. Recently we have completed the design for  Brisbane’s latest and bespoke  Radiology facility in Fortitude valley :  a patient focused and cutting edge interior design which included XRAY, PET, CT and MRI and Ultrasound scanning facilities. Additionally, we can also assist with design of dental surgeries.

Medical Fit-outs

Strategic Planning

At Base, we understand that given its functional complexities, specialist medical architecture starts with strategic planning and we should encourage our involvement in the initial planning stage, drawing out what doctors and practice managers have in mind, and accommodate medical staff and patients alike.

We analyze in detail the experience in each area for all end users, so that areas are designed to provide efficient functionality in welcoming, relaxing spaces.

We have extensive knowledge of the DDA (Disability discrimination Act) and can ensure your project complies with current Australian standards, in particular the AS-1428.1 – Design for Access and Mobility.

The Design Asset

We focus on healthcare design that makes a significant difference in the way medical and admin staff, and patients experience the clinic, and that prioritizes on patient well-being and comfort; creating unique medical facilities that play down the clinical aspects, and create warm and appealing settings that enhance the healing environment, and where patients feel truly comfortable and calm. Spaces that patients would like to come back to.

Cost-effective & Sustainable

We believe that cost-effective building is the key to modern medical architecture for the community and that this can be achieved through sustainable design.

By favouring timeless designs, our medical practices will hold true for decades, saving the need to refurbish too often.

Our services include:

  • Overall conceptual design
  • Spatial analysis
  • General workflow
  • Branding review
  • Lighting and ambience
  • Furnishings, finishes and equipment specification
  • Workshops with key staff to identify areas of concern
  • Complete coordination and documentation
  • Contract administration

Research supports what we know as designers that Patients, staff and visitors benefit greatly from experiencing thoughtful and well considered medical and care environments. 

Our Experience

The medical fit-out team at Base have delivered some very notable projects for the Queensland medical industry and have won various awards relating to this work.

Some of our valued clients and past projects include:

  • Queensland X-ray:
    • Mater Private
    • Mater Mother’s
    • Mater PET
    • Mater Nuclear
    • Hope Island
    • Brookwater
    • Brows Plains
    • Mackay
  • So+gi (specialised Obstetrics + gynecological imaging)
  • I-Med
    • Wesley Hospital
    • Fortitude valley
    • Booval
    • Springwood
  • Holy Spirit Hospital
    • Brain Cancer Specialist
    • Oncology
  • Eve Health / QFG Southbank
  • Haut Dermatology
  • St. Andrews Neurology Practice
  • Caboolture Endoscopy
  • Springwood General Practice
  • Wesley Medical Centre
    • Bronwen Hofmeister Audiology
    • Brisbane Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Centre
  • QML Pathology
  • St Andrews
  • Brisbane Specialist Centre 
  • Brisbane Radiology


“ It is an absolute pleasure to recommend Base Architecture for commercial design. Shawn Godwin and his team at Base are young, dynamic and very capable architects whose passion for cool, contemporary and practical design oozes out in every meeting and design solution. Base was able to take our brief of removing the usual clinical drabness of a medical practice and instead develop a spa like ambience patients could enjoy whilst still feeling like they were in a safe specialist centre. New customers and returning patients, four years later, continue to comment on how beautiful the design is. The whole process was completely new to us but was remarkably enjoyable. The impeccable professionalism of Base made it so easy.”
Stephen Sinnot — so+gi
“We have been more than pleased with the exceptional service Base provided right throughout the project and the quality of architecture and interior design consultancy and expertise. [Base] gave helpful and constructive advice throughtout the project and our new specialist facility is now a place our patients feel comfortable in, often giving praise for the stylish looks and warm environment”
John Scott — Queensland X-ray

To improve your space, your patients experience and your staff productivity, please contact Base for an initial consultation.