THE PROVIDENCE MEDICAL GROUP NORTH PORTLAND CLINIC
Mahlum Architects, Architect of Record
AIA Portland Merit Award
Richard Potestio was the project architect for this Mahlum Architects project. The North Portland Clinic is located on a busy transit street in an otherwise low-density neighborhood. It has 9,000 square feet of lobby, examination rooms and administrative and doctor’s offices.
The design is predicated on the notion of connecting with the community and presenting health care in an open and welcoming manner. Therefore an inverted gable roof is employed to increase the height of the windows connecting the interior to the exterior.
The interior lobby, waiting areas and nurses’ stations are open and bathed in light. Murals by artist Caleb Freese enliven the end walls of the examination room blocks.