Experience Healthcare Paterson Community Health Center Additions + Renovations Family Health Center, Inc. Paterson Community Health Center Additions + Renovations Kalamazoo, Michigan // 41,400 sq. ft. With more than 65,000 Kalamazoo County residents either uninsured or underinsured, affordable and high quality primary health care services are in high demand. As the only Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Kalamazoo County, FHC is committed to “providing excellent health care to anyone who walks through the door, regardless of their income or insurance benefits.” In effort to improve and expand services, FHC partnered with the Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies to create an innovative residency program. The addition features a new entry canopy, reception area, centrally located administration offices, an enlarged receiving area, and residency classrooms. FHC’s desire to simplify wayfinding and keep patient travel distances to a minimum is reinforced by the pod layout, daylighting strategies, and architectural elements. Sustainable, highly durable materials were selected to keep maintenance to a minimum and consider life cycle costing.