Southern Regional Area Health Education Center

Fayetteville, NC

This new 3-story, 60,000 SF medical office building consolidated services and centralized support spaces for the Southern Regional Area Health Education Center, a healthcare not-for-profit whose mission is to improve the delivery of care to the underserved and to provide education for both medical residents and local professionals. The new facility houses administrative offices, a family medical clinic, a lab area, a specialty practice clinic, and instructional space. LS3P completed the programming, planning, and design of the building, and served as Construction Administrator for the project.

The design takes cues from an adjacent residential neighborhood, bringing down the scale of the façade with shifting exterior planes, a varied materials palette, and human-scale detailing. An entry canopy clearly marks the welcoming entry. All clinical spaces are located on the ground floor for accessibility to the general public; a key design goal was to create a space that infused the healthcare delivery process with a joy and dignity that has been lacking in many facilities.