Dulcimer Medical Center

Dulcimer Medical Center

Fairmont, MN

16,500 Square Feet

The Dulcimer Medical Center was designed to feel comfortable and relaxing so the patients feel at home while receiving care from the medical staff. Their philosophy is that harmony enhances health and therefore it is the inspiration for how the center was designed.

The expansive lobby is filled with natural light. The building interior spaces are situated to overlook a natural creek and prairie-bringing the outside in-delivering a tranquil and healing sense of place. Providing daylight through windows and skylights was important for the patient rooms and offices for the physicians, nurses, and staff. To establish the Arts and Crafts or Prairie Style design, the exterior design elements were integrated into the interior as well. Natural materials of wood and stone with finishes in soothing colors and organic and flowing patterns were used throughout the building.


  • Minnesota Physician Magazine’s 2010 Health Care Architecture and Design Honor Roll

Health Care

  • Dulcimer Medical Center

  • Madelia Community Hospital

  • Mayo Clinic Health System – East Ridge

  • Mayo Clinic Health System – St. Peter

  • Minnesota Valley Health Center

  • Nicollet County Health and Human Services

  • Olmsted Medical Center – Cannon Falls Clinic

  • Pediatric and Adolescent Dentistry Clinic

  • Southwestern Mental Health Center