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FMC Desert Milagro, Odessa, United States 
Monday 10 May 2010
 
A lone star in the desert 
 
 
 
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Christopher Kidd & Associates completes new dialysis facility in Odessa, Texas 

The owners program consisted of a new free standing 50 station dialysis clinic. Completed in September of 2009, this new clinic was contracted to replace an old inefficient, outdated dialysis facility that was located in a lease space in an older strip mall on the edge of the city. The new facility location is in the downtown area of Odessa, Texas. The owner made a special request for a design departure from the typically sterile looking dialysis facility. A building visually pleasing both on the interior and exterior.

The site is downtown on a heavily trafficked thoroughfare road leading to the main Hospital Campus. The current site consisted of a couple smaller lots that were re-platted to one. The smaller lots were mainly used for off street parking; one of the lots had abandoned buildings that were razed.

The solution to the successful use of this site was to improve the site and surrounding neighbourhood with a visually pleasing dialysis facility, which incorporated the historic architectural elements of the early founding of the city while striving to avoid the sterile look of a medical facility. The site was improved with new sidewalks and a bus stop location with ADA access from the stop to the building entrance.

The original, underutilised site consisted of abandoned buildings and poor site circulation that largely ignored the potential of a highly trafficked location. The abandoned buildings were razed for the new Spanish Mediterranean architecturally styled facility. This development greatly improved the site while giving homage to the founding architecture and Spanish founding roots of the region. The design also incorporates warm and pleasing interior finishes giving the patients a feeling more of home and not of a sterile dialysis facility. The facility opened with praise from the city, surrounding neighbours and patients alike.

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Christopher Kidd & Associates, LLC
www.ckiddarchitects.com
 
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