This 7,500 sf clinic's location in an existing shopping mall gave it a unique context. The clinic program included exam rooms, counseling rooms, surgery and recovery areas, as well as staff support spaces such as a lab, filing area, and nurses stations.
Dignity comfort and respect. The main intent of the center was to give the clients and the staff an atmosphere of beauty that expresses both warmth and worth and encourages their interaction. The main lobby and waiting rooms are enclosed from the mall by a storefront that is mostly infilled with sandblasted glass. It allows privacy for clients in the waiting area while still emphasizing transparency and openness. Inside custom vertical and overhead screens subdivide the waiting area into two distinct spaces, one designated for adults and the other for children to play. A curved wall with a bench serves as a resting spot. Its bold red color is balanced by the warm tones of the walls around it and the blond woodwork of the seat. Security upgrades such as the large bullet resistant window and wall are disguised with the use of the same unconventional materials as the screens.
Non institutional in look and feel. Our concept was to create a medical facility that was visually exciting for both patients and staff. The corridors are designed to be streets, animated through the play of natural light, form, and color. Large skylights with dramatically canted shafts flood the interior with natural light. Continuous steel clerestory windows of colored and sandblasted glass along the corridor walls glow. Sophisticated geometric steel accents play off the softness of frosted glass walls and windows.
Integration of architecture and mission. Large custom steel graphic panels reaffirm Planned Parenthood’s philosophy of education and community involvement. They are proof that the client program, mission, and architecture are fully integrated.
Fougeron Architecture provided complete design services including seismic upgrades, programming, interior specifications and furniture selection. We continue to provide ongoing maintainence services for the facility.