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South East Ambulatory Care Center, Gila River Indian Community - Sacaton, Arizona

Total Gross Building Area: 75,000 SF
Total Construction Cost: $18,000,000

Phoenix Indian Medical Center (PIMC) is unable to meet the demand for services, and is unable to expand enough on the main campus to meet the current or projected need. A replacement strategy has been developed and approved that includes construction of satellite clinics in the Southwest, Southeast and Northeast Valley Areas. The Southwest Ambulatory Care Center (Komatke Health Center) was the first of the three locations to be constructed. The following cultural elements were incorporated into the design:

Building Orientation:

  • Great views of the sacred Estrella Mountains from the Lobby, the Primary Care Clinic, the Public Health Nursing Office Suite, and the Dental Clinic. These views will always be there for all patients and visitors to enjoy as they arrive and depart the facility. The morning sun enters into the lobby and patient waiting areas through windows on the east faces of the ‘Silos’.

Exterior & Interior Building Materials for this project included:

  • Manufactured Stone Veneer – several shades of simulated limestone, from buff limestone to reddish hue of sandstone are used on the exterior and interior of the ‘Silos’.
  • EIFS – Exterior Insulation and Finish System – were used in combination with the stone veneer to simulate the Estrella’s

*Full AE services were provided by our sister company Johnson Smitthipong & Rosamond Associates with all Architectural services performed by Smitthipong & Rosamond Associates.