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Permanent Clinic

Project Summary

  • New 8,350 square foot free-standing building
  • 11 eye and dental exam rooms
  • Minor procedures room
  • Support offices
  • Sustainable building design

The Mission of Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) promotes and guides the development of a national network of free clinics, emphasizing the use of retired medical and lay volunteers to care for the “working uninsured” within a culture of caring so that everyone in a community has access to health care.

The building has been designed as a “green” building for San Diego County.The idea of a culture of caring extends from the building’s program to the building itself. The owner and design team elected to follow the USGBC’s LEED rating system as both a design tool and a quality control measure. On a community-wide basis, we have connected to alternate forms of transit, lessened our expected heat island effect, conserved water and energy, limited our construction waste output and raw material consumption.

On a smaller building scale, we have made every effort to create a healthy place to work and receive services. Most importantly we’ve acted to limit the amount of chemicals off-gassing into the space as well as increasing the amount of daylight and fresh air.

1717 Kettner Blvd, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92101
619.814.0080 voice
619.814.0081 fax
San Diego | San Francisco

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