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Yakima Valley Farmworkers Clinic
This clinic showcases a strong representation deeply rooted in culture. The building’s design draws heavily from Yakima’s sister city—Morelia, Mexico with warm colors, tile roofs, and high mission arches. Details such as arched colonnades with regular column patterns surround entries and courtyards. Rectangular windows were combined with arched tops and strong wide trim. Natural materials and exposed wood framed ceilings in exterior covered walkways reflect traditional character but use commercial grade materials. The interior features vibrant colors and opposing textures to add visual aesthetic to the space. Handcrafted murals depict the local history throughout the building.
In addition to bold architectural elements, the clinic was designed with an emphasis on ease of wayfinding. The facility is organized and utilizes a mall concept to include a reception and patient services area, medical services, pharmacy, behavioral health services, and support spaces. The learning center offers conference and meeting rooms. Neutral colors were used throughout as backdrops for vibrant departmental banners to communicate visually with visitors and support equitable navigation. With a focus on adaptability, functionality and cultural authenticity—this clinic promotes an environment that is comfortable and conducive to a healthy lifestyle.
For this LEED Silver Certified project, Pacific Engineering provided structural engineering services from concept development through final design drawings including project coordination, structural calculations and specifications, as well as construction administration support and onsite observation. This design-build effort was constructed for $15-million.