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UNMH Women’s Primary Care Clinic

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UNMH Women’s Primary Care Clinic

Albuquerque, NM

The UNMH Women’s Primary Care Clinic marks a milestone in the UNM Hospital’s Strategic Plan to expand high-quality primary care services throughout Albuquerque. When UNMH purchased this property it had been a bank for many years and before that a restaurant. Transforming the building and integrating seven unique women’s clinical care departments was one of the project’s greatest design challenges. A new floor plan along with updates to the existing infrastructure and thoughtful interior finishes created an efficient and calming space to meet the needs of the patients, families, staff and physicians.

Design Solutions

The patient and clinician experience is as important as meeting the technical and functional needs of an outpatient medical facility. Skylights located throughout the interior rooms and corridors, and windows in exterior exam rooms enhance the mood and productivity of the users. Exam rooms are spacious enough to accommodate family members, and small lounges within the waiting area provide comfortable intimate spaces for patients. Natural interior design elements include stone, ceramic tile, wood plank vinyl flooring, botanical prints and soothing colors to evoke a spa-like experience. Additional spaces for community classes and training make this clinic a supportive hub for women and their families in Northeast Albuquerque.

  • 22,418 sf, two floor levels
  • Architecture
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Cost Estimating
  • Programming/Planning
  • Seven clinical departments in one building
  • Collection labs
  • Lactation education space
  • Education and conference rooms
  • Exam room privacy door swings
  • 120 sf exam rooms
  • New roof, windows, mechanical system, electrical service and IT/special systems
  • LEED Silver
  • ECHO model™ telemedicine network