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(Health Care - 2nd Place) Garlington Health Center.

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HEALTH CARE - 2nd Place

Garlington Health Center

Submitted by: Scott | Edwards Architecture

Location: Portland

Cost: $8,812,529

Start Date: February 2017

Completion Date: August 2018

Owner/Developer: Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare

Architect: Scott | Edwards Architecture

Engineer: Studio, ABHT Structural Engineers, Interface Engineering Inc., Janet Turner Engineering LLC

General Contractor: Colas Construction

The completion of the Garlington Health Center marked the end of a two-building project and the beginning of a community-centered resource offering whole health services for those living with mental health and addiction challenges.

The center is part of an Eliot neighborhood campus that also includes a 52-unit affordable housing building, the Garlington Place Apartments. Together, the buildings allow for the coexistence of integrated primary care, behavioral health and wellness services alongside affordable housing for clients of Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, veterans and displaced former residents of North and Northeast Portland.

The health clinic offers services for behavioral health, mental health and addiction treatment, primary care and wellness in one location. Campus designers Scott | Edwards Architecture worked with the owners to create an intuitive link between the health center and the apartments so that those living in the residences feel comfortable seeking care. To help achieve that goal, the Garlington Health Center's programming includes not only medical and counseling services, but also community gathering space offering wellness resources, including healthy lifestyle classes taught in the center's kitchen, food pantry and community gathering areas.

Close attention was paid to floor plans, finishes and programmatic spaces in the two-story, 24,540-square-foot building. The main reception area is a large, open space designed to be inviting, while privacy is offered in various smaller waiting areas. Employee workspaces range from larger areas designed to foster collaboration to smaller breakout areas for one-on-one collaboration. Client areas are designed to feel less clinical and more holistic to provide a sense of ease.

Large ground-floor storefront windows and round, bright skylights combine to provide ample daylight penetration, and a centrally located, glass-wrapped staircase naturally guides patients upstairs. The building also features large murals and other works of art by local artists representing the surrounding neighborhoods and Cascadia's history.

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Publication:Daily Journal of Commerce (Portland, OR)
Date:May 23, 2019
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