Household Tree Clinic
For greater than 50 years, Household Tree Clinic in Minneapolis has been offering reproductive and sexual well being companies to underserved populations in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
With a shopper base that features 55 % BIPOC, 60 % LGTBQ, and 70 % who reside at incomes beneath the poverty line, the group sought to create a brand new clinic surroundings that may function a beacon to historically underserved folks whereas offering a trauma-informed place of respite by way of clear wayfinding, views to the outside, and deliberately framed corridors that present sufferers and workers with a way of calm and security.
Household Tree Clinic partnered with the Perkins&Will Minneapolis’ social-purpose design crew to plan its subsequent part of progress for the clinic and broaden its neighborhood companies to incorporate parenting courses, authorized clinics, peer teaching programs, and LGBTQ+ drop-in periods for youth.
The brand new clinic opened in November 2021, strategically positioned one mile south of the downtown Minneapolis core with connection to native transit and regional interstate entry.
The constructing was designed with two major principals in thoughts, creating an inviting, welcoming oasis for sufferers, workers and neighborhood members and making a secure, personal, trauma-informed place of respite.
To realize these often-opposing concepts, the clinic correct is located on the second ground towards the again of the constructing to supply privateness. The clinic ready room is positioned on the second ground offering views to the thoroughfare beneath. The primary ground comprises neighborhood and workers areas surrounded by glass, welcoming guests inside. An intimate, protected courtyard, daylights inside public areas creating connections to the outside and supplies outside respite for workers and neighborhood.
The design prioritizes occupant well being by way of entry to sunlight and views all through the venture. Many customers of the constructing have skilled some type of medical trauma. A skylight illuminates a shiny yellow core offering clear wayfinding. Massive views outdoor and deliberately framed corridors are important to supply sufferers and workers a way of calm and security. Frosted slim lights in examination rooms preserve privateness whereas providing pure gentle, prioritizing wellness of everybody within the area.
These fastidiously thought-about design parts come collectively to create a trauma-informed, secure place for sufferers and workers.
Venture particulars for Household Tree Clinic:
Completion date: November 2021
Proprietor: Household Tree Clinic
Complete constructing space: 17,000 sq. ft.
Complete development value: $4.9 million
Value/sq. ft.: $288
Structure agency: Perkins&Will
Inside design: Perkins&Will
Normal contractor: Greiner Development
Engineering: Victus Engineering (MEP), BKBM Engineering (structural, civil)
Builder: Greiner Development