Share Our Selves Clinic and Social Services Center
Costa Mesa, California
Renovation, Outpatient, Design-Bid-Build
Share Our Selves (SOS) is a nationally recognized heath center providing high quality, comprehensive safety net services to the Orange County community. Their extensive services include medical and dental care for all ages, behavioral health, case management, food, financial assistance and seasonal outreach programs. Taylor Design collaborated with several of the region’s leading construction firms and Hoag Hospital’s Real Estate, Facilities, Construction, and Operations (REFCO) to redesign the SOS facility. The project began as a simple “paint and fix-up” to update the image of the busy clinic and social services center. It evolved into a full-scale renovation and a remarkable collaboration that brought the design and construction community together to create a patient-centric design that reflects the SOS culture of respect, dignity, and professionalism. The end results were beyond anyone’s initial expectations. A new entrance and façade; updated registration and checkout areas; improved client/patient experiences; confidentiality and privacy; upgraded volunteer, staff and donation/receiving areas; and refreshed brand graphics and logo are as notable as the huge team effort. In addition to generous donations of time, materials, and furnishings, the team tapped into the artistic community, which responded with equal enthusiasm to donate multiple pieces of original artwork.