|Owner:||Pueblo County Government|
|Architect:||Amy M. Hurtig-Smith|
|General Contractor:||Bassett Construction Co.|
|Construction Period:||Jan 2008 - Dec 2009|
|LEED® Rating:||Gold for New Construction & Major Renovations|
|Description:||This project consisted of the design of a new 3-story, 41,450 sf facility for the Pueblo City-County Health Department. The new facility provides clean and sunlit space for its employees and a more pleasant experience for the public as well. The many departments and programs that serve the City and County are grouped together and each have their own waiting areas, along with an isolation room for sick individuals who are in jeopardy of infecting others with virus or bacterial infection.|
Great care was taken to choose “Low VOC-emitting” paint, carpet and wood as well as cork, bamboo and other materials that give off no emissions. Water faucets and toilets are ultra-low consumption, and a soft-water fountain in the entryway adds a pleasant ambiance along with much-needed humidity to the air, recycles the water that cascades down colorful handmade tiles.
Other features include high-efficiency LED task lighting, ample natural light from strategically placed windows that will lower winter heating, a high efficiency heating and cooling system, xeriscape landscaping and porous pavers in the parking lot to help with drainage and lessen heat island effects common to asphalt paving.
The first floor of the facility serves the Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) nutrition program, Vital statistics, and Laboratory. Second Floor includes Environmental Health, Environmental Protection, Community Health Services, Clinical Services, Cardiovascular Disease Screening, Health Care Clinics for Children, Motor Vehicle Safety for Teenagers, among other services. Third Floor consists of Administrative offices, Board of Health Office, Disease Prevention and Emergency Preparedness.