CAMcare Gateway Health Center Camden, New Jersey

K&A provided comprehensive A/E services for a new 37,800 SF health center for CAMcare Health Corporation at the edge of downtown Camden. Consisting of a “Health Gallery,” with reception and waiting areas and a Seminar Room and other office space, this facility consolidated CAMcare Health Corporation’s clinical departments and executive offices. The building effectively utilizes the irregularly shaped triangular site while also providing 39 parking spaces.

K&A first performed extensive programming services and a feasibility study for this facility, the purpose of which was to ensure that the design catered to the specific needs of the people and community of Camden. A program of spaces was created and test fitted on the site, and a preliminary estimate of construction costs was provided.

Inside, the two-story waiting area offers opportunities for education with displays of community art related to current health issues. In addition, the “Gateway” Seminar Room can accommodate multi-media classes on topics such as CPR, parenting and reproductive health to benefit the community. This space can also be utilized for large office meetings or future expansion of the clinic.