Minority-Owned DIGroup Architecture To Design One Of New York’s Federally-Qualified Health Centers

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  • Newark, NJ (1888PressRelease) April 16, 2022 - DIGroup Architecture attended the ground-breaking ceremony of the future site of Urban Health Plan’s (UHP) new 52,000 square foot health care facility at 1095 Southern Boulevard in the Bronx (NYC). As one of the largest Federally-Qualified Health Centers in New York State, UHP, is expanding access to quality primary and specialized health care and programs designed to address some of the most critical health issues impacting Hunts Point and Longwood neighborhood residents.

    The new facility will help close a gap in accessing quality care for patients in this community who are in dire need of health services. It also brings economic development and environmental health benefits to the area as it is sited within a vacant property that required remediating from a dry-cleaning business, that was damaged by fire and demolished.

    DIGroup Architecture designed the interiors of the building, including 34 exam rooms, two clinical floors, patient specimen collection, staff offices, and staff amenity spaces of the 5-story health center. Construction completion is anticipated for the spring of 2024.

    According to Principal Bob Ryan; “Working with the leadership at UHP to help define the goals that support their clinical programs, is always a rewarding experience that consistently inspires us to design spaces that match the high level of care that UHP provides to the community.“

    “Today’s groundbreaking represents a milestone for both Urban Health Plan and our community, said Paloma Hernandez, President, and CEO of Urban Health Plan. This new health center represents a huge step forward in increasing community access to primary care, critical specialty care services and innovative disease prevention programs. We thank everyone involved for their support and their steadfast commitment to this important project that will help us to continue our mission of improving each patients’ overall health and quality of life.”

    The new site is funded in part thanks to a capital grant of $20,332,403 provided by Council Member Rafael Salamanca Jr., 17th Council District, The Bronx, and administered by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) also provided a capital grant for the project from its Capital Restructuring Finance Program (CRFP) of $4,499,653. The project is being financed by the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) through the private placement of Tax-Exempt Bonds with Preston Hollow Community Capital (PHCC) and arranged by the investment bank of Roosevelt and Cross, which served as underwriters for the bond issue.

    Many local dignitaries were in attendance.

    DIGroup Architecture is a certified Minority-owned, Disadvantaged-owned, and Small Business Enterprise (MBE/DBE/SBE) specializing in architecture, planning, interior design and environmental graphics, signage and wayfinding services for Senior Living, Education, Healthcare and Civic clients. The company takes great pride in its ethnically and culturally diverse staff who are passionate about architecture.

    DIG originated as a consortium of several small architectural firms who formed an alliance to collaborate and compete for large projects issued by the NJ Schools Development Authority that revitalized the state’s most under-served public school districts. This collaboration became so successful at delivering many of the state’s most significant, community-centered design projects that the firms formally merged in 2006. The profound impact these projects had on the most basic human need of health and wellness, brought a whole new meaning and purpose to the firm. From that point forward, “Architecture for Change” became our story, design philosophy and commitment to clients to re-imagine structures and environments to unite people, enhance well-being and enrich communities.

    DIG’s successes have not gone unnoticed; in 2021, the company was selected as one of the 2021 Leaders in Real Estate, Construction, and Design in the Architecture category by NJBIZ, and was ranked among the top Minority Businesses and Architectural firms by both NJBIZ and Philadelphia Business Journal.

    To view DIGroup’s recent media coverage, please click here.

    Today, DIGroup Architecture is exponentially growing, its reach spanning New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. For more information on the firm, please contact: Debra Koehler at dkoehler ( @ ) digrouparchitecture dot com or 732 dot 249 dot 6242 X110 dot

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    amydelmanpr ( @ ) verizon dot net

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