La Clinica de Familia is a two-story Medical and Dental Clinic sited adjacent to the campus’ existing Women’s Clinic building. With limited space for new construction, the design team created an attractive and functional program that accommodates the 2,900 sf Dental Clinic and the 5,450 sf Medical Clinic.
Constructed of mostly wood framing and trusses, an interlaced steel superstructure allows longer spans and cantilevered floors which maximizes the horizontal limits of the second floor Medical Clinic’s building envelope. Large custom designed and fabricated steel sunshades provide shading and draw attention to large areas of glass enclosing the stacked south-facing entrance lobbies and Medical Clinic stairway. Sustainable design elements including daylighting and high-efficiency rooftop units were used.