Partially funded by the City of El Centro’s Redevelopment incentive, this 10,554 square foot new medical clinic will house a primary care clinic, a children’s clinic and a diabetes clinic at El Centro Regional Medical Center. The clinic will be a Type “B” occupancy building with an OSHPD 3 outpatient clinic use, and will consist of 25 exam rooms, 11 offices, 2 medical record storage areas, 1 small reception/waiting area and 1 large reception/waiting area, 1 classroom/multi-purpose room, 3 separate medical assistant areas, 1 small clean medication area and 1 large clean medication area, 2 large IT closets, staff lounge, and 9 restrooms throughout.. In addition, a dedicated classroom will enable ECRMC to conduct health education as well as provide a place for community meetings to held.
Designed for ease of way-finding, the shared waiting gallery directly accesses all three clinics. Sustainably speaking, some of the features this desert-inspired building incorporates include: natural daylighting throughout; thermal mass construction through use of concrete masonry walls; tensile shade structures; LED lighting; solar panels; earth friendly interior finishes; previous paving; and drought resistant/desert appropriate landscaping.
This building also serves as a model for the client’s future replacement hospital.
The building is constructed with masonry exterior walls and steel framing with metal roof deck. Interior construction consists of metal studs and gypsum board walls, with complete MEP build-out and fully sprinklered.
El Centro, California