The Family Health Center offers a comprehensive approach to outpatient care that
Cleveland Clinic has successfully utilized in Florida and Ohio, and was designed to
create a sense of ease and convenience to its patients.
“The patient experience was paramount in the design of the Center” said Robert L. Ford Jr., President of Cleveland Clinic Martin Health. “It was developed to provide numerous services in one location, reflecting our ‘patients first’ philosophy.”
The architecture of the building includes many different applications, such as various cast in reveal patterns and recesses, overlapping of panel sections and offsets. The reveal patterns provided for a clean contemporary look of differing sizes depicting rectangles and squares, in conjunction with the window location configuration being not that of the standard lined up ‘punched’ openings, but are all offset from each other that lend to the unusual contemporary design. This window opening configuration however, created a challenging structural reinforcing design that required heavy horizontal reinforcing, creating a structural ‘beam’ configuration to help bridge the design loads into the vertical sections of the panels that transfer the loads to the ground, as opposed to the standard method of utilizing vertical ‘column’ type reinforcing between the punched openings, transferring the loads to the ground.
Some of the finished architectural effects include the vertical termination of the Tilt-up walls short of the building corners that provided for a continuous vertical strip of glass curtain wall the full height of the building, allowing for the emulation of natural light coming into the corners of the building on each floor.