ST. LOUIS COUNTY HEALTH
“The design team had a wonderful way of pulling out of us a little more detail than we were willing to give or we knew we even had at the time. So, going from concept to design actually has truly been an adventure.” Dolores Gunn, MD, Director St. Louis County Department of Health
The St. Louis County Department of Health required a new campus to replace an aging and inefficient facility in north St. Louis. The project, serving as a beacon for healthy living, incorporates new clinic space environmental labs, and the consolidated offices of the Department of Health.
Two prominent entrances create a clear and inviting arrival; it is a reflection of the client’s mission to make healthy living welcoming to the community. A two-story solution was chosen to promote fitness, efficiency, employee interaction, and communication between multiple departments.
The interior of the facility is organized around a central two-story gallery space, incorporating the soothing features of a water wall, artwork, and trees. Daylighting concepts were further emphasized in the “open office” layout of the building. Beyond aesthetics, the gallery serves as a central core for the building’s wayfinding, allowing users to see all destinations from a single point of origin.
*Originally designed by Forum Studio