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Michael Moran/OTTO

INTERIORS HONOR

DIANE L. MAX HEALTH CENTER:
PLANNED PARENTHOOD QUEENS
STEPHEN YABLON ARCHITECTURE
QUEENS, NY

For its first reproductive health center in Queens, Planned Parenthood NYC sought an uplifting facility that expresses the organization's commitment to state-of-the-art care, provides an excellent
patient experience, and is welcoming to one of the most diverse
populations in the country. The 14,400-square-foot facility includes waiting spaces, exam and counseling rooms, procedure and
recovery rooms, a community health education suite, and offices.
The design skillfully inserts an open, secure institutional facility into
a primarily low-scale residential street. The white, pristine interior,
washed in generous amounts of light coming from large, street-side
windows, is enlivened with a bold color system that is used throughout.
Carefully coordinated between lighting, signage, and interior finishes,
the cheerful color system helps orient visitors and reflects the community's diversity. Clinical services are on the ground level, with the main
reception, administrative offices, and community education on the second floor. Located along the front are the waiting rooms, whose highsecurity glazed windows help create a connection with the community.
The exterior asymmetrical elevation stands out next to its brownstone neighbors, yet is sensitive to the street scale. Inside the building,
clear and logical planning assures an efficient patient flow. The fire
stairs, an important aid in circulation and orientation, are colorful,
light-filled, and highly visible. The spirited yet calming architecture
offers an uplifting experience and serves as a model for future facilities. Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation
of America, calls the facility the "North Star" for the federation.

Stephen Yablon Architecture Design Team
Stephen Yablon, AIA, LEED AP, Andrew Miller, LEED
AP, Pearl Kang, Rossi Kirilova, Bethany Clouse
Collaborators
IP Group, Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design,
Calori & Vanden-Eynden, Da Silva Architects,
Nasco Construction Services, Denham Wolf

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Letter from the President
Introduction
Best in Competition
De Maria Pavilion
Main: East Side Lofts
INTERIORS Honor
The Met Breuer
PROJECTS Honor
Re-Envisioning Branch Libraries Design Study
The Gowanus Canal Sponge Park Pilot
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