George, Miles & Buhr, LLC (GMB) provided architectural and engineering design services for a new approximately 21,000 SF single-story Community Health Center located on a 5.594-acre site in Denton, Maryland. The new facility includes exam rooms for multiple medical providers, as well as one dental provider, administrative offices, reception and waiting spaces, work-up and sterilization rooms, exterior drive-through canopies, and related staff and support areas. The facility is sprinklered throughout, including a dry system for the attic and canopies.
The site design includes parking lot and stormwater management practices including landscaped bioswales (4) and infiltration basins (2), meeting Maryland MDE Environmental Site Design (ESD) criteria. The site design also includes a healing garden, which has several landscape features and a water feature to incorporate a well-living transition from home to work-life and improve the wellbeing of the patients being served.
This project is planned to be a prototype for Choptank Community Health Systems, Inc., as a model for future facilities.
GMB provided design services for the new building and site including, programming, schematic design, design development, construction documentation, bidding and negotiation assistance, and construction administration.