East Cliff Family Health Center

East Cliff Family Health Center

Location

Santa Cruz, CA

Project Type

WRD Architects joined Santa Cruz Community Health Centers to plan and construct the East Cliff Family Health Center in the Live Oak neighborhood of Santa Cruz.  The completed OSHPD-3 clinic supports the Centers’ goal of providing high-quality primary care, pediatric services and health education to all clients regardless of economic status.

The Center features an open central work area enclosed in clear glazing.  Here, healthcare professionals can work as teams and sometimes wave to their young patients as they leave.  Bright accent colors are used throughout the facility, and frosted glass doors on individual patient rooms provide daylighting while still protecting patients’ privacy.  Significant efforts were made to introduce natural lighting within the former bank building, resulting in skylights throughout.  A top-lit former vault now serves as a small conference room, and day-lit corridors now extend deep into the building.

WRD provided architectural design, space planning, interior design, and owner representative services for the 9,000-square-foot space, which includes 15 exam rooms, a procedure room, three behavioral health counseling rooms, on-site lab services, open and private office spaces, along with breakroom and conference room areas.

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Natividad Acute Rehabilitation Center

Natividad Acute Rehabilitation Center

Location

Salinas, CA

Project Type

WRD Architects teamed with Natividad Medical Center to remodel its existing 21,000-square-foot Acute Rehabilitation Unit (ARU) — the largest of its kind in Monterey County. Located in Salinas, the ARU provides inpatient and outpatient services for individuals who have suffered an injury or complex medical condition that may cause a disability. This OSHPD-1 remodel was spurred by the increasingly consumer-driven nature of facility selection by new rehab patients.

The renovation added four acute rehabilitation beds and four new dialysis beds, bringing the total capacity of the ARU up to 24 beds.  The project also added new finishes, furnishings, equipment, and nurses’ stations throughout.  The ARU also features outdoor garden space and refurbished gym and dining room areas.

The project included meticulously planned phased improvements that were designed to minimize the impact of construction to the Unit’s patients. Despite the extensive reach of the project, not a single patient bed went empty as a result of construction. In total square footage of improvements, this is Natividad’s largest remodel since the hospital was built in 1999.

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Dientes

Dientes

Location

Santa Cruz, CA

Project Type

WRD Architects assisted Dientes, a nonprofit dental clinic, to expand its Santa Cruz facility by 2,400 square feet.  The newly established Helen Webster Children’s Dental Center accommodates the needs of young patients with a seven-chair pediatric wing that includes kid-friendly waiting room areas and tooth brushing stations for teaching oral hygiene.

WRD Architects maximized clinical efficiencies by studying and incorporating staff workflow into the space plan. The naturally lit OSHPD-3 facility has a centrally located panoramic X-ray space and a sterilization room to serve both the adult and pediatric wings.  As a result of this project, Dientes is now able to accommodate 8,800 additional visits a year — 40 percent more than the clinic’s original capacity.

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611 Abbott Medical Office Building

611 Abbott Medical Office Building

Location

Salinas, CA

Project Type

WRD Architects partnered with Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System to design a two-story medical office building complete with luxuriant landscaping throughout the site, including mature olive trees at the front entry and a rooftop garden accessible to all building users.  The ground floor houses a physical therapy space, which includes an MRI unit and a therapy spa.  The upper floor features nurse training and administrative areas, along with a state-of-the-art clinical simulation lab.   The lab includes a control room, two simulation areas and debriefing rooms.

“Simulation has been used for many years in aviation, the military and in medicine,” said Rachel Failano, RN, MSN, Clinical Nurse Educator, Clinical Simulation/Skills Lab Coordinator, “but it is new territory for nursing, and in a non-teaching hospital setting in particular. It adds an entirely new dimension to learning. We can create specific patient care environments and scenarios using high-fidelity, human simulators, rather than patients, to learn the most effective and safest ways to respond in situations.”

Outside the medical facility, Bio Swales, treatment systems, sediment filters, and grease interceptors were designed to treat and control stormwater from parking lots.

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PrimeCare Medical Office Building

PrimeCare Medical Office Building

Location

Salinas, CA

Project Type

Working with Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System, WRD Architects created a state-of-the-art medical office building that is home to the largest private primary care physicians’ group in Monterey County. The 45,000-square-foot facility transformed a vacant three-acre lot into a fully landscaped property, which now includes an underground 16,000-cubic-foot stormwater treatment system.

The two-story building includes a large covered entry with an atrium lobby, roof deck, and outdoor seating. Inside, an innovative floor plan consisting of sky-lit nurses’ station modules ringed with exam rooms efficiently links patient care areas with laboratory facilities, conference rooms, and treatment areas.

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5 Lower Ragsdale

5 Lower Ragsdale

Location

Monterey, CA

Project Type

Working within a “landlocked,” windowless-space, WRD Architects’ interior design team successfully incorporated the beauty and calming nature of the outdoors within a new patient lobby at 5 Lower Ragsdale, a 1980’s warehouse building that WRD and the Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System has transformed into a state-of-the-art medical center.

The interior lobby design literally brought the outside in through the installation of new skylights, planted trees, and the placement of a huge natural boulder that acts as a natural separation between the lobby and an adjacent hallway. The glass-paneled water feature engages both sight and sound while subtly incorporating the client’s logo.

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