Modular Building Institute

Washington Prep Clinic

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Main Category:
Modular Building Design
Silver Creek Industries
Los Angeles, CA
Building Use:
Medical and Dental Care Clinic
Gross Size of Project:
2880 Square Feet
Days to complete:

Award Criteria

  1. Architectural Excellence
    Silver Creek was approached following the design development phase to provide modular design assistance and to prepare the construction documents for a 2,880 sf community medical and dental care clinic. The project consists of 6 exam rooms, 4 private offices, a two station dental clinic, a meeting room, a benefits office, a dispensary, a laboratory/preparation room, a lobby/waiting room, and restroom facilities. The building exterior utilizes cement panel siding with horizontal and vertical aluminum reveals as well as aluminum storefront windows and doors. Shading devices custom fabricated by Silver Creek were provided at the south and west facing windows to diffuse the direct sunlight while providing a striking architectural feature. The interior combines multiple ceiling surfaces with general and task specific illumination to create a welcoming and professional environment.
  2. Technical Innovation & Sustainability
    In order to meet the mechanical requirements and provide the desired interior ceiling heights, Silver Creek developed customized building modules. Each module was developed to accommodate a 9'-6" ceiling (10'-0" in some places) while also allowing adequate attic space for the large mechanical duct runs required for the clinic spaces. Sustainable features were seamlessly integrated into the project wherever possible. A high performance air handler was specified to meet the unique volume and quality requirements of a clinic while also maximizing energy efficiency. Nearly every regularly occupied space has natural day lighting available from a window or tubular skylight. All electronic lighting features dual level switching with occupancy sensors, which ensure that lights are turned off when the spaces are unoccupied. Low and no-voc finishes and materials were selected and installed throughout the building to ensure a high level of indoor air quality.
  3. Cost Effectiveness
    Following the design development phase, the project owner and design team determined that modular construction should be investigated as an opportunity to reduce the project cost. Silver Creek met with the design team and collaborated on several cost reduction and value engineering measures. Minor design modifications were made to the original design which allowed the project to be delivered at a significant cost savings as compared to a site built structure while also reducing the construction duration.
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