United cerebral palsy health center
The United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) Health Center is a new 25,000SF clinic which provides physical and occupational therapy, as well as dental, medical and mental health services. While the core mission of the clinic is to serve people with Cerebral Palsy, it is open as a health centre to the entire long island community.
Using a wide variety of materials, the building has a strong, sculptural appearance that is designed to withstand the demanding program it houses. The continual weaving of exterior and interior, public and private, provide a dynamic experience for the one0time patient or the everyday staff alike.
The UCP Health Center distances itself from the stereotype that such a complex program and tight budget mean that sacrifices have to made in the freedom and conviction of the design.