New Brunswick-based DIGroup Architecture designing one of New York’s federally-qualified health centers

New Brunswick-based DIGroup Architecture recently attended the groundbreaking ceremony of the future site of Urban Health Plan’s new 52,000-square-foot health care facility in the Bronx.

As one of the largest federally-qualified health centers in New York state, UHP is expanding access to quality primary and specialized health care and programs designed to address some of the most critical health issues impacting Hunts Point and Longwood neighborhood residents.

The new facility will help close a gap in accessing quality care for patients in this community who are in dire need of health services. It also brings economic development and environmental health benefits to the area, as it is sited within a vacant property that required remediating from a dry-cleaning business that was damaged by fire and demolished.

DIGroup Architecture designed the interiors of the building, including 34 exam rooms, two clinical floors, patient specimen collection, staff offices and staff amenity spaces of the five-story health center. Construction completion is anticipated for the spring of 2024.

“Working with the leadership at UHP to help define the goals that support their clinical programs is always a rewarding experience that consistently inspires us to design spaces that match the high level of care that UHP provides to the community,” Bob Ryan, principal with DIGroup Architecture, said.

“This new health center represents a huge step forward in increasing community access to primary care, critical specialty care services and innovative disease prevention programs. We thank everyone involved for their support and their steadfast commitment to this important project that will help us to continue our mission of improving each patients’ overall health and quality of life,” Paloma Hernandez, CEO and president of Urban Health Plan, said.