Community Health Center of Central Wyoming  |  Casper, Wyoming

This new 50,000 s.f. clinic combines services for the Community Health Center of Central Wyoming previously located in three separate locations. These services include family practice, women’s care, senior care, behavioral health, and dental services.

Improving the patient experience and optimizing staff workflow were design considerations. A series of charrettes were held to discuss how the space plan could have a direct impact on staffing ratios, operational costs, and the level of care for patients. The resulting open concept pod layout wraps the exam rooms around physician and nurse workstations. These open workstations provide better sight lines to exam rooms, encourage communication between nurses and physicians, and reduce travel distances for staff.

The planning and design also took into consideration accommodations for future expansion. The pod design, stacked floor plates, regular structural grid, continuous service corridor, and repetitive elements all contribute to facilitating future expansion without disrupting operations. The holistic approach to the design of the building contributed to the facility being completed under budget.