LGE Design Build has completed construction on Adelante Healthcare Goodyear, a nearly 45,000-square-foot comprehensive primary health care center at 13471 W. Cornerstone Blvd., Goodyear. The 7-acre site and medical office building will serve several hundred patients per day in a one-stop shop environment of care. LGE completed both the new single-story shell building and the interior tenant improvements in parallel to complete this innovative and unique medical center on the campus of Abrazo West Hospital.
Adelante Healthcare is a 501C3 not-for-profit federally qualified community health center providing quality, comprehensive primary health care for all members of the community with an emphasis on access to care for the underserved. All patients are welcomed including those on Medicaid (AHCCCS), Medicare, commercial and marketplace insurance plans as well as the underinsured and uninsured offered sliding fee services based on income and family size. Adelante is nationally recognized for facilities that incorporate sustainable and evidence-based design. This site is poised for LEED GOLD certification. It offers a full range of medical, dental and enabling services including family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, dental care, psychiatry, behavior health, WIC nutrition, OBGYN, health education, a fitness room, a walking path, community rooms, wellness rooms and a demonstration kitchen.
“Adelante and LGE Design Build have a long history of successful projects starting with our Adelante Healthcare Surprise comprehensive health center and our LEED Platinum site at Adelante Healthcare Mesa,” said Avein Saaty-Tafoya MD MBA, President & CEO of Adelante Healthcare. “LGE has always come through for Adelante with professionalism and attention to detail. In particular, Jim Alonzo, project manager, and Robert Shepard, site supervisor, connected with our culture and executed the construction at a level of quality we expect to last for generations.”
LGE Design Build had the unique challenge of creating a structure based in organic architecture and incorporating evidence-based design. Internationally renowned Canadian Native First Nations architect, Douglas Cardinal, implemented his principles of seamless unity, sustainability, community and ecological design. He visited the Valley and drew inspiration from Arizona landmarks like Antelope Canyon, the adjacent White Tank Mountains and Red Mountain in Mesa. Mr. Cardinal is best known in the U.S. for the Smithsonian Museum of the Native American in Washington D.C. Adelante Healthcare Goodyear showcases his striking natural forms including Cardinal’s characteristic curves and undulating wing walls.
Healthcare interior design guru Jain Malkin set the tone for the interiors and finishes. Malkin, a former psychologist turned world-class interior design expert was consulted to improve the patient experience and embed amenities, natural light, color, texture, and improved acoustics within the operational and staff spaces.
“It was an honor to work with Adelante Healthcare to create the new Goodyear facility,” said David Sellers, president and CEO of LGE Design Build. “Without a doubt, this project is one of the proudest works in our nearly 25 years as a design build firm.”
The shell build team includes general contractor LGE Design Build, project manager Jim Alonzo, architect Douglas Cardinal, consulting local architect Cawley Architects (Paul Devers), civil engineer JMA Engineering, structural engineer Caruso Turley Scott, Inc., M/P engineer Mechanical Designs, Inc. and electrical engineer Tony Woo Engineering, Inc.
The tenant improvement team includes general contractor LGE Design Build, project manager Jim Alonzo, interior architect Triarc Architecture and Design (Myref Ann Miller), Consulting interior designers Jain Malkin and Kelly Aljibury Kreuzinger, civil engineer JMA Engineering, structural engineer Caruso Turley Scott, Inc., M/P engineer Mechanical Designs., Inc. and electrical engineer Hawkins Design Group.
Sadly, consultant Fred Moll passed away at the end of 2018 before the project close. Moll was instrumental in LGE and the developer, Axis Developments, coming together for the project. The team acknowledges his contributions and support over the years.