Community Health Center
With the mission to build a neighborhood-based Community Health Center for the medically underserved community of New Orleans East the Mary Queen of Viet Nam Community Development Corporation in partnership with the Tulane School of Medicine are working with the Tulane City Center. The project entails the design and renovation of an existing former post office building within the neighborhood to be utilized as a comprehensive primary care center for the areas’ largely Vietnamese-American community. The current facility lacks to space to accommodate a community that is gradually returning to the neighborhood and continues to grow, especially with the influx of the Latino workforce. The first phase of the project includes the renovation of the existing building, while strategic visioning foresees a 10,000 square foot addition within three years.
The design of the project looks to take advantage of the unique opportunities presented by transforming the space of a former post office into a sustainably minded patient focused health clinic. Vietnamese patterns and landscape are used to add cultural specificity to the project while staying inclusive to all community members.
Tulane School of Medicine
Mary Queen of Vietnam CDC