The new “Sally and Sam Shapiro Babies & Children’s Medical Center” is a 12,000 SF clinic that will treat over 60 under privileged children & families each day. The facility will be run the Sarasota County Health department and feature health care for newborns to teenagers, plans also include to add a new Family Practice provider that can treat the parents of the children when they help.
The building is designed to create a healthy, fun, safe environment for the both the patients and the doctors. North facing windows and roof mounted light monitors provide extensive day lighting, while the large curved entry roof provides a protected over flow for the lobby. To save the non profit money over time the building was designed to be both energy and water efficient, while solar panels provide hot water for sterilization.