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Group Health Burien Clinic


Project Size: 23,612 sf

Group Health Burien Clinic
Burien WA

Following the completion of Group Health Puyallup, which was the first facility built under prototyped standards, an extensive year-long evaluation was conducted. Burien is a product of both the proto type design and the critical analysis of its result.

Designed to reflect the tenant’s brand of Northwest elegance, the building is a harmonious balance of wood, steel and earth tone masonry. An iconic canopy was designed as the focal point of the building entry and provides shelter for the entry plaza. The layout is organized around a convergent flow with the medical home teams congregated in a flexible work zone along the west, while patients access their care rooms from a light-filled promenade to the east.

Modulation every 30 feet along the residential facing walls of the building creates a careful interplay of masonry and wood in order to break down the scale of the MOB and its impact on the community, particularly the residential neighbors to the west.