Anderson Valley Health Center

Boonville, CA - Completed 2008

LEED Gold Certified

The Anderson Valley Health Center is located on a two acre parcel just outside of the rural town of Boonville in Mendocino County. The project includes both an addition of 4,775 square feet and renovation of 450 square feet to the existing clinic. A new home for the Anderson Valley Volunteer Ambulance and EMT staff was also included in the design, adding another 1,300 square feet to the project. One of the biggest challenges for the architect and contractor was keeping the clinic open for business during construction.

The project seamlessly integrates the original and new structures, aesthetically and functionally. The new structure houses dental services, mental health, substance abuse services, a multipurpose room, records storage and office spaces, as well as alternative medicine services.

The original Health Center was built using passive solar concepts, which are also employed in the expansion and renovation. Energy efficiency was a high priority, along with low maintenance and low operating costs. Energy performance was optimized with the selection of highly efficient heating, cooling and air conditioning systems using passive solar design. The building utilizes daylighting, sunshades, dual-level daylight sensors, and high-efficiency fixtures. 75% of the building's energy needs are provided through an on-site solar photovoltaic array. The building received LEED Gold Certification in 2008.

We are so very pleased with the design and functionality of our recently expanded health center. Verdier Architects worked with us from the design phase through the construction process to create an excellent and highly successful new “Green” building.”

Judith Dolan, Executive Director, Anderson Valley Health Center

We got to know Ron & Steve for over a year prior to the start of construction on the Anderson Valley Health Center project. During this time we worked closely with them and the engineers to fine tune the project into something that fit the owners' needs and budget.

Once construction started, their experience and willingness to work through the inevitable issues associated with keeping the facility open for business while going though a major remodel and addition proved invaluable to the successful, timely, and under-budget completion of the project.”

Mike Nonella; President, Nonella Construction, Inc., Santa Rosa, CA