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MENTAL HEALTH CLINIC IN SAN FRANCISCO

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  • MENTAL HEALTH CLINIC IN SAN FRANCISCO
    ADVANCED DESIGN STUDIO 619, ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY, SAN FRANCISCO
  • THE ASSIGNED BUILDING IS CLINICAL OFFICE BUILDING, INCLUDINGGENERAL CLINIC, OFFICES AND SUPPORTING PROGRAM, SUCH AS CAFETERIA, LIBRARY,MECHANICAL ROOMS.

    I CHOSE TO DESIGN MENTAL HEALTH CLINIC. REQUIRED PROGRAM WAS37 000 SF.

    MY BUILDING WAS PLACED ON THE SITE ON THE CROSSECTION OF 3 RDSTREET AND MARIPOSA STREET, WITH ILLINOIS STREET ON THE OTHER SIDE. THE SITEHAS BEAUTIFUL VIEW TO THE BAY FROM THE EAST SIDE, BUT FROM THE WEST THERE ARENOISE, PREVAILING WINDS ETC. ALL THIS ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS INFLUENCES THEBUILDING SCHEME, WHICH WAS CHOSEN AMONG FEW OTHERS ACCODING TO MY EVALUATIONTABLE. THE SCHEME PROVIDES OPTIMIZATION OF VIEWS FOR THE CLINICAL AND OFFICEBUILDINGS, PROTECTION FROM ENVIROMENTAL CONDITIONS, AND PRIVACY THROUGHPROTECTED COURTYARD (THE BUILDING HAS A DONUT SCHEME ON PLAN.
     
    THE BUILDING INCLUDS 38 000 SF OF REQURED PROGRAM, PLUS 5000SF OF REATIL, ADDRESSING THE
    3 RD STREET.

    THE STRUCTURE FOR THE BUILDING IS CAST-IN-PLACE REINFORCEDCONCRETE ON GROUND LEVEL, AND STEEL FRAME STRUCTURAL SYSTEM FOR UPPER LEVELSTHAT MERGE WITH THE ROOF STRUCTURE.

    THE LEED POINTS APPLIED TO THE PROJECT ARE: COLLECTING ANDUSING OF RAIN WATER, USE OF SUN SHADING SYSTEMS ON SOUTH AND WEST ELEVATIONS,AND USE OF LOW-E GLASS.