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Goochland Cares Free Clinic and Family Services

Goochland Cares is a non-profit organization which provides 11 critical assistance and healthcare programs to individuals and families throughout the greater Goochland community. Previously, these programs were spread over multiple locations. Goochland Cares wanted to move all these services to one location so Goochland residents could access all they needed in one place,

Our initial services included programming, a feasibility study and graphic rendering. These efforts supported the ALL.HERE.NOW. fundraising capital campaign for the construction of the building.

The goal for the building design was to create a welcoming place reminiscent of home. To achieve this, we kept the exterior building design in a residential vernacular. The many familiar horse farms in the surrounding area inspired the building’s interior. This feeling was further developed by using blue and green colors accented with warm wood textures and copper tones.  

The facility includes:

  • large shared waiting room and 700 square foot community education room
  • 5,000 square foot medical and dental clinic with pharmacy
  • 3,200 square foot clothes closet thrift store with laundry
  • 2,400 square foot food pantry 
  • mental health clinic
  • administrative office suite

Merging all their services into one facility greatly increased the organization’s ability to care for the needs of the community. This facility’s unique and innovative design model has become an example for other free clinics who have studied and emulated it in their own communities.

Client: Goochland Cares
Location: Goochland, Virginia
Size: 3.9-acre development and 20,000 square foot building

Project Highlights:
  • contextual character
  • unique service model
  • capital campaign

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