Five Rivers Health Centers Medical Office Building

Building Architecture- Large Scale (>10,000 sf)

Project Narrative

Spurred by rapid growth in patient numbers and visits, Five Rivers Health Centers (FRHC) built a new facility in southwest Dayton, OH. FRHC currently serves more than 25,000 patients with more than 87,000 visits in the Greater Dayton community. Five Rivers Health Centers is the 10th largest Federally Qualified Health Center out of 55 in the State of Ohio and their new facility is the largest FQHC in the state at time of opening.

The design of the clean white linear canopies stand out in contrast to the warm stone and wood materials. The underside of the canopies is bight and welcoming with circular clerestory skylights to let natural light in. The acute angles are softened by the curved edges. The exterior round columns are playful, bypassing the lower canopy to engage with the taller canopy. The slipping of planes allows for a different experience as one moves around the building. The materials take on a different quality when lit up at night.

The interior is light and bright, filled with color and warmth. Curves were included to allow for softer, more friendly edges. The lights, the furniture, the artwork, all give the users a feeling that they are in a special, welcoming place. There is always a connection to nature and the spaces are all filled with light.

This medical office building is more than just a building. It is a place of refuge and community.

Elevar provided holistic A/E design including: Architecture, Interior Design, FF&E, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, Structural Engineering and Sustainability. We worked with Hplex as the owner’s representatives. The FF&E planning and consulting included inventory and smart reuse of existing furnishings, mock-ups of workstations, furniture sample evaluation and a competitive bid process.


Project Details

Submission Category

Building Architecture- Large Scale (>10,000 sf)

Date of Completion

April, 2022