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  • Mount Laurel, NJ

Christopher Columbus High School Health Clinic


Christopher Columbus High School (X415) serves grades 9-12 and special education. The original building was completed in 1939. This project entails converting a series of offices, art room and computer lab on the second floor into a school-based health clinic to serve the student population.

HAKS, as part of its work with the SCA Capital Improvement Program, provided architectural design and MEP services. The state-of-the-art facility will include the following spaces:

  • One Dental Office/Lab - A fully functional facility that will be used for examinations, fillings and minor extractions.
  • Three Exam Rooms - Medical industry standard spaces designed for the comfort and privacy of young adult patients.
  • Four Counseling Offices - Inviting and environmentally friendly offices designed to provide counseling for mental health and education to students.
  • Nurse’s Area/Clean & Dirty Lab - A diagnostic lab designed to handle testing.
  • Waiting Room/Reception/Admin Office/Staff Area - Designed to support the many functions of the health facility.

This project is unique in that it provides a complex and comprehensive facility within a school environment. The spaces have been designed to medical industry standards with thought given to physical adjacencies and the flow between spaces.

The color scheme was chosen to promote wellness and a relaxed/comfortable setting. To enable independent functioning of the facility, the MEP systems were designed to run independently from those systems that currently supply the building in which the health clinic is located.

The total square footage of the health clinic is approximately 2,004 square feet. The construction cost is $2 million.