Green Valley, Arizona

The Carondelet Medical Group’s goal for this Medical Mall facility was to provide a diversity of medical services under one roof for the convenience of elderly patrons. Developed as a first phase to meet the medical needs of the rapidly growing retirement community of Green Valley, Arizona, this building consolidates an Imaging Center and Medical Center. Office space for five primary care and five specialty physicians, ancillary space for CT and radiology services, an MRI suite, Ultrasound, DEXA, Podiatry Clinic and appurtenant support functions are accommodated. Central location of administrative function allows for easy circulation between departments for nurses, who are not separated by specialty.  Easy access to independent conference rooms allow for use by community groups for presentations and special events.

Carondelet selected masonry construction for energy efficiency and ease of maintenance. Deeper than typical paint colors were selected to stave off the effects of sun fade and accommodate a changing aesthetic desired by the community. Split-faced block provides subtle contrast of texture at the building façade. At the two lobby entrance structures, the textured block is painted a darker color to assist patrons with wayfinding. Small windows, placed high in the walls, punctuate the façade, brining natural light to medical offices, as well as maximizing patient privacy. Large window walls bring natural, shaded light into the two lobbies. Strategic building placement and the use of mature, existing trees preserved on site enhance solar protection.

Similar to the exterior, colors at the interior are deep, rich natural colors, creating a warm, home-like atmosphere for the comfort of patrons.  Traditional colors and artwork are deftly juxtaposed with state-of-the-art, ergomatic furnishings.  Subtle, durable flooring treatments - porcelain ceramic tile at the lobbies and contrasting colors of VCT laid in geometric patterns at hallways and nurse stations - provide circulation cues between spaces.  Patterned carpeting is used strategically to provide visual and tactile relief from the other hard, flush surfaces.

This Design-Build project benefited from full collaboration of effort between CDG Architects, Michael R. Wattis, Inc. and Chestnut Construction, a successful team who have completed four Design-Build projects in and around Southern Arizona within the past four years.

Principal Architect Frank Mascia FAIA, ACHA
Michael R. Wattis, Inc.
Contractor Chestnut Construction
Date Completed June 2005
Size of Project 24,626 SF New Construction on 13.5 acres
Construction Cost $3,071,670
Cost/Square Foot $125
Photos by John Hutzler