NORTH AURORA FAMILY HEALTH SERVICES
STRIDE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER
Designed with the goal of redirecting patients away from emergency room visits, the re-imagined North Aurora Family Health Services center provides a hub for affordable medical, dental, mental health, substance abuse, pharmacy, and other community-based services to underserved, uninsured, and working individuals in North Aurora.
The scope of work for this project included a renovation and reconfiguration of the clinic’s pharmacy and the transformation of existing underutilized office space into a full-service provider pod with 10 exam rooms, two procedure rooms, central nurse/work station, and lab space. Construction was completed in two phases so that pharmacy could stay fully operational during the renovation.
The design-build team structure contributed to the project’s success, allowing STRIDE, MOA, and Pinkard time to re-evaluate MCPN’s needs and program. Design and programming charrettes with MCPN user groups produced more efficient layouts resulting in expanded pharmacy space, two additional procedure rooms, a shorter schedule, and budget savings during buyout. The newly renovated and reconfigured space increases NAFHS’s operational efficiencies and capacity by 5,000 persons annually. The team delivered the project 45 days ahead of schedule and $80,000 under budget.
Planning, Design and Documentation, Construction Administration