A unique project transformation was recently completed on the NOAH (Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health) Cholla Health Center, located at 8705 E. McDowell Rd. in Scottsdale. Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, provided interior architecture and design services for the approximately 32,000-square-foot medical office facility. General contracting services for the project were provided by Integrity Building Corp.
What was a car dealership is now a two-story healthcare facility that includes 24 medical exam rooms, 6 dental care and operatory spaces, 20 counseling and psychiatric offices, a group therapy area, a play therapy room, psychiatric triage room, on-site lab services, a multi-purpose room and offices for Community Resources support.
While carefully designing all the required programming in the space for this new clinic, Ware Malcomb worked closely with NOAH to capitalize on the building’s high freeway visibility and achieve a large, open lobby space with an elevated design. To accommodate the new lobby design, the Ware Malcomb team expanded the second level by 1,071 square feet. The additions to the second level required structural engineering for the added floor area, as well as a new feature staircase within the lobby.
The new clinic replaces three of NOAH’s former health center locations and will serve as the organization’s largest health center in terms of floor area. The facility has the capacity to serve more than 16,000 patients every year, 25% more than the three former locations combined.
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