Grossmont Spring Valley Health Center

Moon Mayoras was hired to design the Grossmont Spring Valley Health Center, which included parking accommodations for approximately 50 vehicles, 12 examination rooms, one procedure room, a lab/specimen-drawing area, outpatient registration, and offices/support spaces. The facility features a primary care clinic adjacent to an entry/pedestrian atrium, which also serves as a vertical element to segregate the clinic from the public waiting, registration, and play areas. The atrium features not only public spaces, but also an interior garden, which symbolically serves as a transitional space from the public (waiting/registration) to the private (clinic) spaces. The profusion of indirect natural light in the atrium and waiting areas, and the expansive window to the south, create a sense of well-being through the use of healing environmental elements.

The primary design challenge for this 8,000-square-foot medical center was the creation of a neighborhood presence. Moon Mayoras overcame this obstacle by maintaining somewhat neutral street views to both Jamacha Road and Helix Street and tying them to a more playful “internal” experience onsite.

Location

Spring Valley, California

Square Footage

8,000

Construction Cost

$1,500,000

Project Year

1998

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