Health Services Facility Renovation and Addition
C&S provided full-service architectural, engineering, and site design services for the renovation and expansion of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Health Services Facility. The existing one-story, 20,000-square-foot building houses a full spectrum of outpatient services including medical primary care, dental, mental health, alcohol/chemical dependence, outreach, nursing program, laboratory, pharmacy, and associated offices for business and administration. The clinics had outgrown the existing space over time, creating crowded conditions and forcing some programs off-site.
The project includes a new two-story addition of approximately 17,700 square feet, with partial basement, that will house behavioral health clinics, business and administrative offices, and meeting space. Approximately 16,000 square feet of the existing facility was renovated for the medical clinic, outreach, laboratory, pharmacy, registration, and education. Additional parking, roads, storm drainage, and landscaping will be provided.
The design provides a clear public circulation path through the renovated facility that leads clients from the existing main entrance through an ample and flexible waiting area, and then along a corridor leading southward to the addition. A new stair and elevator tower is provided on the east side at the juncture between the existing building and the addition, that will allow for an accessible grade level entry that is about five feet below the main floor level of the building.
The location of the addition and layout of clinics, offices, meeting rooms, and break areas emphasize access to daylight and views for staff and clients. The facility now uses modern and energy-efficient systems and a photovoltaic array generates a portion of the electric power.