Located in Reading, PA, this 11,000 sq. ft. existing building was totally renovated for 1.5 million dollars and was operational in August 2015.
This project represents a joint venture between the Reading Housing Authority and Berks Community Health Center to provide a Federally Qualified Health Center in the Oakbrook neighborhood community. Requiring a total inside and outside renovation of an existing 1970’s steel frame building, this facility now provides healthcare services for Oakbrook and the surrounding communities. Services provided include:
- Community Meeting / Training Space
- “Healthy Eating” / Food Preparation Demonstration
- Physical Therapy
- Laboratory Services
- Behavioral Health Counseling
- Family physician Practice
This entire project was constructed and occupied in 90 days in order to receive the much needed Federally Qualified Health Center funding.
The new one and a half story addition with exposed open heavy timber wood trusses replaced a small enclosed patio that served as a media room for the Sebastian family.
The families dream was to create a space that would be open and inviting to use for entertaining friends. The space is replete with eye catching architectural features, from the large stained glass windows on the front elevations to the central fireplace and a heavy timber framed opening leading to the existing Dining Room. A wood floor leads to a Powder Room off the Great Room. The addition is 650 sq. ft.
The exterior of the building was designed to complement the old English / Tudor half timber design feel of the existing home. The new Great Room received the 2003 Berks Home Remodeler’s Recognition Merit Award for Lukens Construction Company.