Whitman-Walker Clinic

Washington, DC

Quick Facts: 

Client: Redbrick LMD

Market: Workplace

Size:  116,000 gsf

Services: Services: Architecture, Planning

Project Team: Winstanley Architects & Planners

Whitman-Walker will establish a new health center at St. Elizabeth’s East as part of the District’s bid to revitalize the Ward 8 campus and, its leaders hope, attract more of a health hub in a part of the city that sorely needs one.

The D.C. health nonprofit, which specializes in care for the city’s LGBTQ community, has signed a lease to occupy 116,000 square feet in a new building to be developed by District-based Redbrick. The building, slated for Parcel 17 — a vacant site on the southern edge of the campus — will be located between Alabama Avenue, Sycamore Drive and 12th Street SE near the Congress Heights Metro station.

The six-story building will house a pharmacy on the ground floor, where both the center and system will also share space for programming and bring on a community partner. Whitman-Walker Health will occupy three floors for primary care, behavioral health services, dental and substance misuse treatment services. And Whitman-Walker Health System will take up two floors for its institute, which includes the group’s work in education, policy and research.