Dewberry Building | UAB 1917 Clinic + Birmingham AIDS Outreach
Developer build-to-suit renovation consolidates holistic health services for an underserved special needs group
Formerly the administrative headquarters of the Baptist Health System, the renovated Dewberry Building now houses the UAB 1917 Clinic and Birmingham Aids Outreach – the two organizations that together offer holistic support for the Birmingham HIV-positive LGBTQ community’s physical and emotional health. Comprehensive services include medical, dental, and counseling clinics supported by pharmacy, administrative, and education / event spaces. The 69,510sf obsolete office building was gutted and reconstructed by developer Wynne Capital Partners to meet anchor tenant UAB’s needs for its 50,000sf 1917 Clinic, while the balance of the building houses nonprofit group Birmingham Aids Outreach to offer a seamless experience for patients. Two large, skylit atriums accessible to both tenants were added. The design features gender-neutral support areas for both patients and staff, and optimizes clinical space as well as the efficient flow of patients, staff, and materials throughout the building. Outside, a fresh modern façade with punch windows is accented by a soaring steel canopy structure that prominently identifies the main entry of the long, linear building.
Architecture | Programming | Space Planning | Interior Design | FF&E
A bold custom mural in one atrium greets visitors with a rainbow, immediately celebrating and honoring the community’s symbology while creating a sense of whimsy