Hampton County Health Clinic

  • area / size 10,850 sqft
  • Completed 2016
  • Type Clinic,
  • Liollio Architecture designed the new Hampton County Health Clinic with a bright and hopeful aesthetic in Varnville, South Carolina.

    This facility serving two rural South Carolina communities reflects the region’s faith in its future. The new facility, a joint venture between county and state agencies, replaced an outdated, 50-year-old structure. Given the site’s location in a former railroad town, simple materials and massing were employed to evoke the boxcars that used to roll through. Inside, patient care areas are divided between clinical care and care for women, infants, and children. Each features its own service corridor and waiting areas, all with ample natural light that enhances the environment for patients facing potentially difficult diagnoses. Privacy was a key factor in determining the program and organization of the clinic’s spaces.

    At the new facility’s ribbon cutting ceremony, the team noted a shift in perception and mood, confirming it had delivered a modest but noble clinic reflective of the community’s emboldened spirit. In 2020, the American Institute of Architects recognized Liollio’s design of the Hampton County Health Clinic with a 2020 AIA National Healthcare Design Award.

    Design: Liollio Architecture
    Contractor: Hogan Construction
    Photography: Atlantic Archives