Albion Stree Mixed Use Clinic and Housing
Southwest Community Health Center and Bridgeport Housing Authority
Newman Architects recently completed this new, multistory mixed-use building in Bridgeport, Connecticut for the Bridgeport Housing Authority, the leading provider of public housing in the City, and Southwest Community Health Center. Southwest is a federally-qualified community health center that offers medical, dental and behavioral health services to residents of the Greater Bridgeport area.
This projectís design combines two client programs: the health center which required a two-phase build out; and an apartment structure providing 35 publicly-assisted two-bedroom units. Phase I houses a dental clinic and the five-story apartments structure. Phase II completes the full clinic program with a three-story wing. The two phases are joined around a healing garden and a courtyard. The design signals revitalization and healing of both individuals and the neighborhood. The structure is the first step in a master plan that envisions weaving new residential and mixed-use structures along the streets of this transitional neighborhood.