Primary Care Center Phase III & Parking Garage

The Southcentral Foundation’s Primary Care Clinic 3 is located on the Alaska Native Medical Campus in Anchorage, Alaska. PCC 3 is a three-story, 79,000SF facility addition to the two-story, 83,000SF existing facility. The new facility provides connectivity to the main lobby and 2nd floor of the original Primary Care Clinic, and has direct connection to a new parking garage by means of an elevated, protected pedestrian bridge at the 2nd floor level. This project was built on a fast-track schedule as part of the Design-Build proposal for the project. The initial phase was the Design-Build 172,500SF parking structure, in order to meet the schedule for the first building season; the clinic had to be in the ground and heated by the end of the second building season.

Instead of traditional exam rooms, the design-build team developed a new type of patient care room: the Talking Room. Talking Rooms do not have exam tables; rather, they offer an intimate and less clinical setting for conversations between patient, family and caregivers to take place. The rooms can flex and be used for exams or for counseling. This innovative design met the owner’s goals, and SCF’s Improvement Advisor said “Customers love it; it’s a more personable space. The look and feel is more calming and relaxing, and patients don’t feel rushed.”