In association with SpawGlass, Marmon Mok is in the process of designing the Dove Springs Community Clinic, a two-story facility that will function as an immunization clinic, neighborhood center, women-infants, and children clinic (WIC), a high-quality childcare center with outdoor learning areas, and a multi-purpose space for the community.
Located in Southeast Austin, this 23,000 square foot facility will have a maximum ground floor footprint of 16,000 square feet and will be operated by Austin Public Health. With that in mind, Marmon Mok engaged in a thorough public engagement process that included a series of meetings to provide valuable input to the design team. Some of the services offered will consist of a food pantry, health screenings, flu shots, a clothes closet, self-sufficient case management, and much more.
The project team is also working to incorporate as many green features as possible to achieve a LEED-Silver certification for the Dove Springs Community Clinic. Those features will include solar panels, recycled water for irrigation, and a rain garden, among others.
Common areas and support spaces will be available on both floors as necessary for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, tele-data equipment, and conference rooms. An additional key feature of the design on the first floor is a demonstration kitchen that will provide healthy cooking classes for visitors. The design approach for the childcare center is also being done with the standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) operations and safety procedures in mind.
Public Engagement Process