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Friend Health Woodlawn Family Health & Wellness Center

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Our Project

For 25 years, Friend Health has been an irreplaceable source of uplifting the Medically Underserved Areas and Health Professional Shortage Areas within Chicago neighborhoods. Moody Nolan worked with Friend Health and a range of community groups to determine the services that would most benefit the Woodlawn community and welcome them with a celebration of their rich history and diversity. The renovated two-story building transforms a vacant retail complex to present a welcoming facade to the neighborhood that reengages residents in their care journey. The center provides primary care, dental, vision, behavioral and mental health services, and much more. To ensure residents are able to receive the care they need, the facility is certified as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides a sliding scale and low-cost services to residents in need. Because health is more than medical assessments, it was important to incorporate spaces to allow in-depth group learning.

Friend Health Woodlawn Family Health & Wellness Center

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Square Footage: 30,000

Completion Date: June 2022


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Moody Nolan practices responsive architecture and responsible citizenship—designing spaces unique to our clients, community, and the environment. As the nation’s largest African American owned design firm, we are proud to have been awarded the AIA National Firm of the Year. For 40 years, we’ve led by example, prioritizing diversity and inclusion, and offering a distinct advantage to our clients—authentic understanding of the cultural, social, and economic impacts of each space we design.

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Partner, Healthcare Practice Leader

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