Contra Costa County West County Health Center
This new facility will serve as a patient-centered health home to provide the right care, at the right place, and at the right time.
—Anna Roth, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, CEO
2012 J. Michael Walford Project of the Year - Contra Costa County Public Works
2013 Sustainable Contra Costa Green Building Award
New 53,000 s.f. modern and efficient health facility for Contra Costa County in San Pablo, CA . Departments include Physical/Occupational Therapy, Ophthalmology, ENT, Dental, Healthy Start, Radiology and laboratory services.
The goal of the project was to reflect the resilience and hopefulness of this community, drawing upon family, home, and its diverse culture- to be a place of healing, a piece of the community, and a home to its health. The design strives to capture in built form and color the essence of home: safety and shelter, comfort, and caring. Safety and shelter in the overhanging roof of the porch, comfort, caring, and familiarity in the colors, patterns, and materials used throughout. That sense of home, in concert with a generous connection with the out of doors, simple, intuitive wayfinding, and an uplifting, inspiring connection with local art, all make the new Health Center a special place of healing for this community.
Healthcare Design Magazine article about the visioning process, design challenges and solutions to the West County Health Center project: