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Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center

Gertler & Wente Architects

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21,500 sq. feet
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Project Description

This new 21,500 s.f. ambulatory healthcare facility
is part of a series of developments to revitalize the
Arverne community in Far Rockaway. The three-story
building is designed to create a strong relationship to the
surrounding residential area and natural environment.
The facility is comprised of six departments: Adult
Medical, OB/GYN, Mental Health, Pediatrics, Nutrition
and Dental.

The center also offers the community after-hours use
of seminar spaces while providing a circulation path
that can be secured from the rest of the building. An
intimate and secured floor plan layout is created as each
department is defined by its own functional requirements
and unique identity. A two-story glass wall identifies the
main entrance to the warmly lit lobby. Inside, accent
colors in both the waiting areas and the corresponding
exam rooms identify each department. The main corridor
unifies the color scheme by revealing accent painted
canopies at each department entrance. Overall, the
design intent is to create an inviting facility that serves
as a new community focal point, revitalizes the area and
provides an anchor for future development.

The Queens Chamber of Commerce selected the
Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center’s Mary Meeks
Pavilion to be the #1 Health Related Facility built in
Queens during the year 2006.
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