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Existing Car Dealership Converted to Two-Story Healthcare Facility

PHOENIX (March 30, 2023) – Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced that construction is complete on the NOAH (Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health) Cholla Health Center, located at 8705 E. McDowell Rd. in Scottsdale. Ware Malcomb provided interior architecture and design services for the approximately 32,000 square foot medical office facility.

The unique project transformed an existing car dealership into a two-story healthcare facility that includes 24 medical exam rooms, 6 dental care and operatory spaces, 20 counseling and psychiatric offices, a group therapy area, a play therapy room, psychiatric triage room, on-site lab services, a multi-purpose room, and offices for Community Resources support.

While carefully designing all the required programming in the space for this new clinic, Ware Malcomb worked closely with NOAH to capitalize on the building’s high Freeway visibility and achieve a large, open lobby space with an elevated design. To accommodate the new lobby design, the Ware Malcomb team expanded the second level by 1,071 square feet. The additions to the second level required structural engineering for the added floor area, as well as a new feature staircase within the lobby. The new clinic replaces three of NOAH’s former health center locations and will serve as the organization’s largest Health Center in terms of floor area. The facility has the capacity to serve more than 16,000 patients every year, 25% more than the three former locations combined.

“This new center will allow NOAH to combine three of their health care centers into one,” said Lynne Orlowski, Director, Interior Architecture & Design for Ware Malcomb. “The design of the space caters to having numerous providers and services, letting NOAH further their mission of transforming the health of their community.”

NOAH provides underserved communities with quality, equitable healthcare at six federally qualified health centers in the greater Phoenix metro area. With a focus on comprehensive, whole-person care, NOAH offers medical, dental, behavioral health, nutrition services, health education, and enrollment and community resource assistance to over 50,000 patients at every stage of life.

Ware Malcomb brings more than 30 years of specialized design services to the healthcare industry, offering the unique in-depth knowledge of healthcare experts who are committed to providing successful healthcare projects and healing environments to clients and the patients they serve in the community.

General contracting services for the project were provided by Integrity Building Corp.

About Ware Malcomb (waremalcomb.com)

Established in 1972, Ware Malcomb is a contemporary and expanding full-service design firm providing professional architecture, planning, interior design, civil engineering, branding and building measurement services to corporate, commercial/residential developer and public/institutional clients throughout the world. With office locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil, the firm specializes in the design of commercial office, corporate, industrial, science & technology, healthcare, retail, auto, public/institutional facilities and renovation projects. Ware Malcomb is recognized as an Inc. 5000 “Fastest Growing Private Company” and a “Hot Firm” by Zweig Group. The firm is also ranked among the top 30 architecture/engineering firms in Engineering News-Record’s “Top 500 Design Firms” and the top 30 interior design firms in Interior Design magazine’s “Top 100 Giants.” For more information, visit and view Ware Malcomb’s Ware Malcomb’s website at http://www.waremalcomb.com/news/ and brand video at https://www.youtube.com/waremalcomb.

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