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Hancock Primary Care Building

Chianis + Anderson Architects provided architectural design services for a new primary care facility in Hancock, New York. The program includes a dedicated central nurse station, private check out stations, 6 exam rooms, lab, and x-ray.

Particular attention was paid to the scale and subtle decoration of the facade to ensure an appropriate solution to a very public corner lot. For the design, Chianis + Anderson elected to use many elements from the previous buildings. This allowed the new building to seamlessly integrate into the existing fabric of the townscape. The building now forms part of the proposed town square. The defining building elements included gooseneck exterior lighting, recessed entry ways, display windows, distinct separation of stories using a continuous sign band, and a decorative upper cornice.

From a practical standpoint, following an instance of high water during a recent bad flood throughout the town, the design incorporated a novel foundation detail to ensure water was redirected away from the building while maintaining ADA access.

Of special note, local collaboration allowed the design to incorporate 500sf of donated local bluestone (the village’s primary export). This feature is found primarily in the waiting area.


Hancock, NY

Construction Type

Renovation and Rehabilitation


5,500 square feet