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West County Health Center, Contra Costa County
San Pablo, California

The West County Health Center project involved constructing two - story, 53,000-square-foot health center in San Pablo, California.  The new WCHC serves the region by providing outpatient and ancillary services in a modern and efficient facility.  In addition, a new 315-stall, 3-level parking structure will be built adjacent to the WCHC which has become a family practice and specialty care outpatient clinic, serving a primarily low-income, ethnically diverse patient population. The WCHC includes a minimum of 50 exam rooms, 3 treatment rooms, 4 group treatment rooms (20 patients each, with adjacent small exam rooms), and a 50 - seat conference room. Special-purpose rooms include dental operatories, audiology, ophthalmology, gastrointestinal, and orthopedics. Specialty services will include allergy, cardiology, dermatology, ear/nose/throat, gynecology, immunodeficiency, internal medicine, neurology, oncology /hematology, pediatrics, pulmonary, podiatry, rheumatology, and urology. Ancillary services include radiology, ultrasound, laboratory, and physical and occupational therapy. Support functions will include Centralized Registration, Medical Records, Business Office, Volunteers, Materials Management, and Environmental Services.

In the development of the Basic Concept Design and subsequent phases of work, ABLA worked in collaboration with the Client and multiple architectural teams.  Scope of Work included conceptual designs for all open spaces and private streetscapes, all developed in conjunction with LEED and CalGreen Guidelines.  For the developed projects, ABLA was responsible for all site development and construction documentation including: open space, building entry plazas, pedestrian circulation, and interconnection with adjacent Garage. Work included hardscape and softscape design and development, paving layout, planting design and, detailing for all site furniture.  The design process involved extensive collaboration with the Redevelopment Agency of the City of San Pablo.

 

ABLA provided site and landscape design including:  layout of building, grading, landscape construction, hardscape, and softscape areas.  Work included schematic design through construction observation.