Enhancing Access to Specialized Cardiovascular Health Services for East Mesa Residents
Evolution Healthcare Clinic
This two-story Medical Clinic and Ambulatory Surgery Center brings specialized Cardiovascular diagnosis and treatment to many of the residents in adjacent 55 and older age restricted communities. The original building recently expanded services to include a 5,500 square foot Surgery Center with a state-of-the-art Hybrid Operating Room and 2,500 square foot Clinic on the ground floor, with a second level mezzanine used for the storage of medical equipment.
The relationship of architectural design to its surrounding is conceptualized in this project, as the site context had a direct influence on the shape and function of this surgery center and cardiovascular clinic. Placed on a triangular shaped site, the building rises out of the ground creating a series sloped shapes that open up to the great views of the desert mountains. With a focus on passive solar design, the tools in ArchiCAD and Twinmotion created opportunities to influence and showcase the quality of daylight presence in patient and public areas, as well as solar protection necessary for medical procedure rooms. The three-dimensional characteristics of the design as well as the indoor/outdoor relationships were able to be explored and understood through the various 3D sectional tools and direct linking between ArchiCad and Twinmotion. These tools have allowed for an intuitive design process and meet the project’s goals.