At a previous company, both Principals were involved in this project. From early conceptual design, design development, construction documents the Principals of Collins | Webb Architecture helped facilitate this project. The knowledge gained from working on such a project was invaluable to the professional growth of the Principals. Images Courtesy of Hoefer Wysocki Architecture. The project details are below:
The 144,000 s.f. multi-level clinic serves nearly 45,000 soldier and family members. The facility includes over 80 exam rooms, 44 provider offices and nearly a dozen unique departments.
Several key concepts drove the design solution for the Soldier Family Care Clinic, including: simple way-finding, clear connections to the natural environment, staff efficiency, long-term building flexibility, and a contemporary interpretation of a desert southwest architectural aesthetic.
The two-story SFCC is organized around a central entry atrium with all public circulation, reception desks and patient waiting areas along the north / northwest sides of the building, with dramatic views of the Franklin Mountains to the northwest. This clear organizational diagram ensures simple way-finding, despite the large scale of this facility (145,000 SF), and dramatically improves the patient experience via a strong connection to the environment in both the xeriscaped site and distant Franklin Mountains.
The two-story design minimizes patient and staff travel distances. The consistent structural grid, modular layout and corridor connections between departments provides a framework that can easily accommodate organizational changes and growth over time. And the contemporary desert southwest architecture provides a link between the modern healthcare services provided by the SFCC staff and the rich history of Fort Bliss / Biggs Field, dating back to the mid-1800s.