Richmond Urgent and Primary Care Centre
Andrew Latreille
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Accent PaintSherwin-Williams
FlooringTarkett
Linear Wood Veneer Ceiling PanelsArmstrong World Industries
WOODWORKS Linear Veneered Planks
Reception CountertopCORIAN® Design
Millwork + DoorsFormica Group
Wall ProtectionInPro

Product Spec Sheet
Flooring
Linear Wood Veneer Ceiling Panels
WOODWORKS Linear Veneered Planks by Armstrong World Industries
Reception Countertop
Millwork + Doors
Wall Protection
by InPro

Richmond Urgent and Primary Care Centre

Kirsten Reite Architecture as Architect & Interior Design

The Richmond Urgent and Primary Care Centre is located in downtown Richmond, BC and provides urgent care for people with non-life-threatening conditions who need care within 12-24 hours but do not require an emergency department. In addition, the centre provides primary care services including family physicians, nurse practitioners, RN's, and a social worker. It also provides on-site and outpatient access to X-ray services.

Caption

Prior to Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) acquiring the building and converting it's use into healthcare, it was a commercial office building. KRA was initially retained by VCH to perform a schematic test fit for the new Urgent and Primary Care Centre. Upon completion of this scope, KRA continued the project as the Architect and Prime Consultant for the Richmond UPCC.

Caption

As demo began on the project, our team was delighted to discover a skylight was hidden under the existing t-bar ceiling. This skylight was integrated into the design of the new UPCC to bring in more natural light to the new Triage/Reception and Waiting Area of the Centre.

Caption

As the UPCC is located in an urban/ light industrial part of Richmond's city centre, it was important to create a calming space incorporating biophilic design elements. We achieved this through the use of earth tones and materials reminiscent of wood and stone, while remaining seamless and free of texture. The water inspired colour palette of greens and whites speaks to the landscape of Richmond, an island city surrounded by nature.

Caption

A key aspect of the interior design was the incorporation of Indigenous art as a means of expressing Vancouver Coastal Health's commitment to providing culturally safe health care to their Indigenous clients. KRA worked with Tiffany Creyke, Director of Indigenous Design and Projects, Aboriginal Health and local Musqueam artist, Mack Paul who created the artwork for the care centre.

Caption

Paul incorporated a traditional and ecological land-based narrative into the design of a mural that features the double-headed serpent, a key figure in the origin story of the Musqueam Nation. Elements of Paul's mural design were incorporated into the wall graphics and wayfinding elements throughout the clinic, creating a seamless and welcoming design.

photo_credit Andrew Latreille
Andrew Latreille
Products Behind Projects
Product Spotlight
News
31/44 Architects designs London house filled with architectural character
14 Jun 2024 News
31/44 Architects designs London house filled with architectural character

31/44 Architects designed “Six Columns” as a home for studio co-founder Will Burges. Sit... More

Benthem Crouwel Architects transforms Amsterdam office tower with an innovative wooden extension
13 Jun 2024 News
Benthem Crouwel Architects transforms Amsterdam office tower with an innovative wooden extension

District West in Sloterdijk, Amsterdam is currently undergoing a transformative redevelopment, conve... More

Brewhouse Apartments: A testament to adaptive reuse comes to Warsaw
12 Jun 2024 News
Brewhouse Apartments: A testament to adaptive reuse comes to Warsaw

In the heart of Warsaw, where history intertwines with contemporary urban life, the Brewhouse Apartm... More

25 best architecture firms in Iran
12 Jun 2024 News
25 best architecture firms in Iran

Iran is an arid and rugged country in Southwest Asia, home to a rich and diverse culture spanning mi... More

Pelli Clarke & Partners completes Salesforce Tower Chicago as part of riverfront master plan
11 Jun 2024 News
Pelli Clarke & Partners completes Salesforce Tower Chicago as part of riverfront master plan

Pelli Clarke & Partners has completed the Salesforce Tower Chicago, a LEED Gold-certified office... More

Official opening of the Serpentine Pavilion 2024
11 Jun 2024 News
Serpentine Pavilion 2024 officially opens

The new Serpentine Pavilion was officially opened on June 7 in London. This 23rd edition of the annu... More

Teğet designs visitor center for Neolithic Çatalhöyük archeological site
10 Jun 2024 News
Teğet designs visitor center for Neolithic Çatalhöyük archeological site

Istanbul-based Teğet Architecture has designed a visitor center for Çatalhöyük, a h... More

Wonder Bridge by SPF:a: Vital transportation link stands as a symbol of innovation and artistic expression
9 Jun 2024 News
Wonder Bridge by SPF:a: Vital transportation link stands as a symbol of innovation and artistic expression

Spanning a busy highway in Paso Robles, California, Wonder Bridge by acclaimed architecture firm SPF... More