Construction is complete on a new comprehensive primary health care center in the West Valley.
Located at 13471 W. Cornerstone Boulevard, the single-story, 45,000-square-foot Adelante Healthcare Goodyear is the newest addition to Abrazo West Campus. With the addition of this new medical office building, the 7-acre site is forecasted to serve hundreds of patients every day.
A project of LGE Design Build, Adelante Healthcare Goodyear is intended to be a one-stop shop environment of care for patients. Poised for LEED GOLD certification, the site offers a full range of medical, dental and enabling services including family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, dental care, psychiatry, behavior health, WIC nutrition, OBGYN, health education, a fitness room, a walking path, community rooms, wellness rooms and a demonstration kitchen.
“Adelante and LGE Design Build have a long history of successful projects starting with our Adelante Healthcare Surprise comprehensive health center and our LEED Platinum site at Adelante Healthcare Mesa,” said Avein Saaty-Tafoya, Adelante Healthcare president and CEO.
“LGE has always come through for Adelante with professionalism and attention to detail. In particular, Jim Alonzo, project manager, and Robert Shepard, site supervisor, connected with our culture and executed the construction at a level of quality we expect to last for generations.”
Adelante Healthcare is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit federally qualified community health center providing quality, comprehensive primary health care for all members of the community. It places an emphasis on access to care for the underserved and welcomes those on Medicaid (AHCCCS), Medicare, and commercial and marketplace insurance plans, as well as offers the underinsured and uninsured sliding fee services based on income and family size.
Adelante is nationally recognized for facilities that incorporate sustainable and evidence-based design.
LGE Design Build had the unique challenge of creating a structure based in organic architecture and incorporating evidence-based design. Internationally renowned Canadian Native First Nations architect Douglas Cardinal implemented his principles of seamless unity, sustainability, community and ecological design. He visited the Valley and drew inspiration from Arizona landmarks like Antelope Canyon, the adjacent White Tank Mountains and Red Mountain in Mesa. Cardinal is best known in the United States for the Smithsonian Museum of the Native American in Washington, D.C. Adelante Healthcare Goodyear showcases his striking natural forms, which include characteristic curves and undulating wing walls.
Healthcare interior design guru Jain Malkin set the tone for the interiors and finishes. Malkin, a former psychologist turned world-class interior design expert was consulted to improve the patient experience and embed amenities, natural light, color, texture and improved acoustics within the operational and staff spaces.
“It was an honor to work with Adelante Healthcare to create the new Goodyear facility,” said David Sellers, president and CEO of LGE Design Build. “Without a doubt, this project is one of the proudest works in our nearly 25 years as a design build firm.”
The single-story building along with its interior tenant improvements were completed in tandem.
The team that worked on the exterior building includes general contractor LGE Design Build, Project Manager Jim Alonzo, architect Douglas Cardinal, consulting local architect Cawley Architects (Paul Devers), civil engineer JMA Engineering, structural engineer Caruso Turley Scott Inc., M/P engineer Mechanical Designs Inc. and electrical engineer Tony Woo Engineering Inc.
The building’s interior was also prepared by LGE Design Build, Alonzo, JMA Engineering, Caruso Turley Scott Inc. and Mechanical Designs Inc., along with interior architect Triarc Architecture and Design (Myref Ann Miller), consulting interior designers Jain Malkin and Kelly Aljibury Kreuzinger, and electrical engineer Hawkins Design Group.
Consultant Fred Moll, who was instrumental in bringing LGE Design Build and developer Axis Developments together on the project, passed away in late 2018, before it could be completed. The team acknowledged his contributions and support over the years.