The Family Health Center on Virginia

  • area / size 25,000 sqft
  • Completed 2021
  • Type Clinic,
  • MASS Design Group and SmithGroup worked together to establish a welcoming  environment for families at The Family Health Center on Virginia in McKinney, Texas.

    McKinney, Texas is a rapidly growing community that is challenged to meet the needs of its expanding population, which include access to healthcare, transportation, housing, and employment opportunities, resulting in disparate health outcomes. The Family Health Center seeks to address this need by providing a sustainable, holistic approach to community health as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). In addition to primary medical, behavioral, and dental care services, the center houses community-oriented residency training programs, and onsite programs that link patients to key resources. It also incorporates a dedicated OB-GYN department, integrating maternity and pediatric services within a community health context.

    The design concept mimics traditional Texan breezeway houses, or “Dogtrot houses,” which are characterized by multiple buildings connected by a breezeway and common roof. The center will have distinct buildings for each service, allowing visitors to experience the services individually, while remaining united through shared social spaces inside and out. Through its emphasis on health, connectivity, and sustainability, the Family Health Center supports patients in living the fullest life possible. The Family Health Center on Virginia opened for operation in January 2021.

    Design: MASS Design Group and SmithGroup
    Photography: Iwan Baan