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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