North County Health Services

North County Health Services is a large, multi-site, nonprofit health services corporation dedicated to serving the health needs of the low-income and migrant worker population in north San Diego County.

Since 1972, they have been operating in extremely poor quality spaces, including their most recent position in a light industrial building. Renovating and transforming an adjacent, identical building creates a new, vibrant, and easy-to-find space for the medical facility. The renovation includes an exterior upgrade that transforms the building’s image, as well as the creation of a small, arched lobby with large areas of glass. This new, light-filled interior creates public spaces while meeting a very restrictive construction budget of $40 per SF. Space is provided for Counseling, Adult, Pediatric, Dental and Perinatal Clinics, AIDS Case Management, WIC, Pharmacy, Laboratory, Radiology and Administration.

The design of the clinics provides for clusters of four providers with sub-waiting areas within each cluster, allowing the client’s family to be close by at all times. The lobby addition and sub-waiting area additions provide expansive daylight and openness to all the public areas, and transform the existing building image to reflect the vibrant community-centered services provided.


Maricopa Integrated Health System

Marlene Imirzian & Associates provided full services for this project, which is part of a project that included other work at the hospital done by other firms. The project consists of a full fit –up of an existing shell building adjacent to the Maricopa Medical Center. The total area of fit up is 160,000 SF. The new Healthcare Center includes a Pharmacy, Laboratory, and Radiology diagnostic areas.

The space planning allowed for separate circulation and holding areas for county prisoners, who are treated on an outpatient basis at this facility. The public areas are oriented to optimize natural light and openness with a central skylit space and open stair. The facility provides much needed expansion and access to treatment for patients.


Del Webb Clinical Laboratory

The existing clinical laboratory at Del E. Webb Memorial Hospital was expanded and renovated while remaining open without a break in operation, replacing the main laboratory, workspaces, reception, blood draw, offices, and conference room.  The project was constructed in two major phases. The first phase replaced the main laboratory and workspaces in shell space adjacent to the existing department. The second phase replaced the reception, blood draw, offices, and conference room. The lab entry was relocated to be accessible from the outpatient waiting area. All lab furnishings were replaced with Herman Miller lab casework, which was designed as part of the contract.