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  Carondelet Medical Mall of Green Valley

Architect & Interior Design

CDG Architects, Ltd.
2102 N. Country Club #9, Tucson, AZ 85716

General Description

Location: Green Valley, Arizona
Date Bid: July 2004 Construction Period: Sep 2004 to July 2005
Total Square Feet: 24,626 Site: 13.5 acres.
Number of Buildings: One. Building Size: First floor, 24,626; total, 24,626 square feet.Building Height: First floor, 18’; total, 18’. Basic Construction Type: V-B/New. Foundation: Slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: CMU. Roof: Membrane, metal. Floors: VCT, tile. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall, CMU.

Construction Team

Developer: Michael R. Wattis, Inc. - 2200 E. River Rd., #105, Tucson, AZ 85718
Structural Engineer: Turner Structural Engineering Co. - 3026 N. Country Club Road, Tucson, AZ 85716
General Contractor: Chestnut Construction Corporation - 2127 E. Speedway, #101, Tucson, AZ 85719
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Advantech Facility Design, Inc. - 3280 E. Hemisphere Loop, #110, Tucson, AZ 85706
Landscape Architect: Novak Environmental - 4574 N. 1st Avenue, #100, Tucson, AZ 85718

Carondelet Medical Mall of Green Valley, Page 40

The Carondelet Foundation’s goal for its Green Valley Medical Office Park facility was to provide a diversity of medical services under one roof for the convenience of elderly patrons. The building was designed for a 13.5-acre parcel, directly to the West of an existing Carondelet medical office mall. The site is contiguous with other healthcare developments and also allows for future expansion of equal or greater square footage. The client requested that ample parking be provided (including oversized spaces), beyond what was required by zoning, for the convenience of patients. Re-zoning as well as a full-scale Development Plan was mandatory for the site, requiring much coordination between the Design-Build team and Pima County, Arizona. All utilities were available to the site at the time of purchase.

Developed as a first phase to meet the medical needs of the rapidly growing retirement community of Green Valley, Arizona, this building consolidates an Imaging Center and Medical Center. Office space for five primary care and five specialty physicians, ancillary space for CT and radiology services, an MRI suite, Ultrasound, DEXA, Podiatry Clinic and appurtenant support functions are accommodated. Central location of administrative function allows for easy circulation between departments for nurses, who are not separated by specialty. Easy access to independent conference rooms allow for use by community groups for presentations and special events.

Carondelet selected masonry construction for energy efficiency and ease of maintenance. Deeper than typical paint colors were selected to stave off the effects of sun fade and accommodate a changing aesthetic desired by the community. Split-faced block provides subtle contrast of texture at the building facade. At the two lobby entrance structures, the textured block is painted a darker color to assist patrons with wayfinding. Small windows, placed high in the walls, punctuate the facade, bringing natural light to medical offices, as well as maximizing patient privacy. Large window walls bring natural, shaded light into the two lobbies. Strategic building placement and the use of mature, existing trees preserved on site enhance solar protection. 

Similar to the exterior, colors at the interior are deep, rich natural colors, creating a warm, home-like atmosphere for the comfort of patrons. Traditional colors and artwork are deftly juxtaposed with state-of-the-art, ergomatic furnishings. Subtle, durable flooring treatments - porcelain ceramic tile at the lobbies and contrasting colors of VCT laid in geometric patterns at hallways and nurse stations - provide circulation cues between spaces. Patterned carpeting is used strategically to provide visual and tactile relief from the other hard, flush surfaces.

This Design-Build project benefited from full collaboration of effort between CDG Architects, Michael R. Wattis, Inc. and Chestnut Construction, a successful team who have completed four Design-Build projects in and around Southern Arizona within the past four years.   


DIV. 8: Automatic Entrances: Tormax Automatic Doors; Curtainwall: Southwest Aluminum; Glazing: Oldcastle; Wood Doors: Haley Brothers. 
DIV. 9: Flooring: Armstrong, Daltile; Access Flooring: Tate; Metal Framing: Unistrut. 
DIV. 26: Lighting: Siemens.

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