As part of the Mayors Design Excellence Program, Stephen Yablon Architect PLLC created a calm and reassuring clinic to encourage community use.
Located in a landmarked McKim, Mead and White building, the $2.5M facility is wrapped by a combination of natural and high tech finishes with soft indirect lighting. An existing window wall clad in luminous sliding resin panels forms the backdrop for the reception and waiting area and provides a sense of orientation. The clinic is carefully planned for efficient patient and staff flow, easy navigation, and patient privacy. The project complies with the NYC DDC High Performance Guidelines through the use of sustainable materials and efficient systems. The high level of design and attention to light and materials, unusual for a public health clinic, is a source of community pride and has substantially increased its use by the community.
DQI was used on this project at the Briefing stage to set and align the design ambitions for the project. This project is part of the NYC Department of Design and Construction Design Excellence Program and a DQI project for the City
Source: Stephen Yablon Architect PLLC