“Who are we designing for?”
Design began with many stakeholder meetings. This was a chance for the rural health community to share insights on their procedures, their use of space and equipment needs. Interviews were held to understand “what’s working and what’s not” in the existing facilities the clinic was set to replace. These interviews resulted in a carefully coordinated design intent while initiating welcomed improvements to the clinic’s procedures and protocols: it was a chance for design to offer its users new facilities and the means to achieve a more effective workflow.
“A fast-tracked initiative”
The 16,000 sq.ft. building was programmed, designed, and constructed on-time within a 12-month, fast-track design-build schedule. The design and construction team initially intended to expedite site work with a pre-fabricated, pre-finished modular approach. This strategy shifted to a more traditional site build which involved close construction collaboration between Owner, Architect and GC.