Harvey Pediatric Clinic
Studio: Marlon Blackwell Architects
Project: Harvey Pediatric Clinic
Location: Rogers, Arkansas, USA
Project Category: Caring
Photo credits: ©Timothy Hursley
Situated in a fast developing suburban area of Rogers, Arkansas, the Harvey Pediatric Clinic, home to a thriving pediatric practice, seeks to rise above the everyday structures that populate the area and establish a visual landmark along the main commercial corridor in the area.
The building’s bold profile provides the Clinic’s identity for children and parents alike. Cayenne-colored metal panels wrap the south elevation.
The interior is lit from above along the edge with a skylight that stretches the length of the building. A portal at the ground floor creates a drop off area under the elevated form. Patients enter the building from the portal and ascend a stair that is embedded in the “foot” of the structure.
A skylight glazed with blue glass washes the stair with cool-colored light. On the second level, sixteen exam rooms are organized along a loop corridor creating a simple circulation path from waiting room and check-in, to the exam room, to check-out. Skylights over the two nurses’ stations distributed between the exam rooms bring ample natural light into the center of the Clinic.
The Harvey Pediatric Clinic is a progressive building for a progressive client, one who seeks a holistic approach to medicine and healing. The building compliments the practice and elevates the medical office typology, delivering a high-quality, efficient space enclosed in a bold figure.