Eye Associates Northwest – Ballard ASC & Clinic

Eye Associates established a need to a new, state-of-the-art facility for daily clinic visits and a fully compliant two suite surgery center.

Eye Associates Northwest – Ballard Surgery Center & Clinic


Eye Associates Northwest, P.C. is one of the leading ophthalmology practices in the northwest, with 14 physicians providing services in a network of clinics including two surgery centers.

Business Situation:

The company needed to relocate a clinic from an aging building into a new, state-of-the-art facility. The inclusion of a surgery center meant dealing with highly complex design challenges and compliance requirements.

Business Challenges:

  • Meet the construction and compliance issues associated with building a fully compliant, best-in-class surgery center.
  • Repurpose the new facility for general office tenants to a mixed-use footprint including the surgery center (ASC or ASF), 10 exam lanes to serve more than 200 clients daily, and a retail optical operation—all in 8,000 square feet.
  • Work within strict parameters in order for the new surgery center to comply with municipal, State Department of Health and Medicare guidelines.
  • Move client in to the new space and fully license the surgery center prior to the end of the lease of the old facility.

How Squak Creek helped:

  • Facilitated the collaborative process between the client, the property manager, and the architects, builders, and specialty consultants required to meet compliance requirements.
  • Managed the entire general contractor selection process from pre-bid requirements to walkthroughs to contractor selection.
  • Developed a list of key contractor requirements for approval of property management, enabling Eye Associates to have more influence in the selection of contractors.
  • Navigated changing Department of Health requirements that increased the size of the surgery center from 45% of the space to almost 60%—after design and initial budgeting  had been completed—while still meeting overall project goals. This required coordinating efforts with the architect and tenant to redesign the clinic and retail areas to maximize patient and staff flow and revenue.
  • Worked with general contractor to ensure the project would be finished by the original target date despite the project changes, at no additional cost.
  • Coordinated three specialist moving companies to ensure that sensitive medical and other equipment was moved safely and on time.
  • Facilitated budgeting efforts with tenant IT Manager to upgrade new phone system and  server infrastructure for the new facility.
  • Helped the client make a strong brand statement with the new facility, ensuring that new and regular customers would associate their positive experience with Eye Associates Northwest.







Eye Associates Northwest – Ballard ASC & Clinic