This project is a 12,000 s.f. community health center that provides comprehensive primary healthcare to an underserved low-income community. This clinic, like several others in the Denver Health network, is an NCQA PCMH Level 3-recognized practice.
Designed to be efficient and economic, this building is a reflection of both the mission of the center and the circumstances under which it operates. Within the constraints of this budget-conscious project, a distinctively-arched entryway was created as a welcoming, grand focal point of the building. It also provides a pleasant lobby for the patient and family waiting area. A featured mural within the lobby—created by Boulder Associates’ environmental graphics team—reflects the center’s community and adds lightness and cheer to the space.
- Developed on a brownfield site
- White roof reduces heat gain
- Occupancy sensors and dual-level lighting for energy savings
- On-site bicycle racks and showers to encourage alternative transportation
- During construction, 66 tons of the waste generated was recycled
- Boulder Associates’ Experience with Patient Centered Medical Home Projects
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- Design Considerations for Collaborative Care
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