Legacy Community Health
With a ten-year old lease approaching its end date, Legacy Community Health, a non for-profit Federally Qualified Health Center located in Southeast Texas, decided it was time to design and construct a new facility. Prior to moving buildings, Legacy’s first space lived in Houston’s Fifth Ward, a historic district, two miles northeast of downtown Houston. To the local community, the Fifth Ward has been recognized as a healthcare desert with little access to good medical attention. With this in mind, Legacy Community Health agreed to remain in the Fifth Ward, aiming to bridge a gap and provide health services where most needed. Legacy’s new clinic, which is also their 26th clinic in Southeast Texas, offers high-quality health care to low-income patients.
In the main reception area, a lofted space with an open floor plan, Legacy incorporated various iterations of k.TM lounge from curved benches with a Dividends Horizon® X Base Table to two-seater benches and one-seater benches paired with Power Cube. All k. lounge pieces are upholstered with bright orange and grey fabrics from KnollTextiles which contrast the blue, purple and green floor. The rest of the main reception area is filled in with MultiGeneration by Knoll® Stacking Base chairs in white. The result is a space that provides maximum power connectivity via the Power Cube, low-maintenance and easy to re-arrange furniture, and a colorful entrance that mirrors the mural on the backside of the building.
A signature feature of Legacy Community Health’s new building is the exterior mural by Reginald Adams. Adams covered one side of the building in a brightly colored mural, bursting with depictions of mandalas and real human hand prints of all sizes. The mural symbolizes health and well-being, but also serves as an invitation to enter the building. The bright purple, yellow, blue, and greens mirror the inside of the building, echoing a sense of comfort and happiness. Legacy further enhanced the reception area’s playful feel by incorporating various Maya Lin stones of assorted sizes and colors.