Irving Health Center – Community Oriented Primary Care ClinicCategory: Architecture, Clinic
The IrvingHealthCenter, completed August 2007 for Parkland Health & Hospital System, is a 36,600-square-foot facility with services ranging from primary care, immunizations, dental care, nutrition counseling, hearing/vision screenings, cancer screenings, pharmacy and laboratory services, X-ray imaging and treatment for acute and chronic health problems such are diabetes, high blood pressure and heart problems. These services were designed to overlap many specific service areas which include pediatric, adolescent, adult, women’s health and senior care services.
Sterling Barnett Little, Inc. serves as the Architect of Record for the Irving Health Clinic. The design incorporates unique color coded walls and flooring which serves as a user-friendly guide to the services offered by the clinic. The colors signify specific areas of service for example the women’s center is predominately green, pediatrics is red, the dental care is orange and elderly healthcare is blue. The exterior design of the clinic is easily identifiable by its soaring, butterfly roof. Splashes of colored glass provide a visual pathway to the main entrance. While the wings of the facility are expressed as soundly institutional, the public entrance and main circulation, is conceptually modern.