San Jose State University Student Health and Counseling Facility

One Washington Square
San Jose, CA

  • Architect: Ratcliff Architects
  • Contractor: Blach Construction
  • Developer: San Jose State University
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Credit: David Wakely

New steel moment-frame building accommodates outpatient primary and prevention care services serving the students, staff, and educators at San Jose State University. Three stories high, the structure includes setbacks on the first and second floors.

The facility is a Type II-B structure and meets the requirements of LEED Gold-NC certification. The design incorporates high-efficiency floor plates, higher-than-average floor-to-floor heights, and a uniform-bay-sized structure designed to support planning flexibility. In addition, the plan allows for the discreet arrival and departure options for counseling patients and a small clinic pod on level one for after-hours use.