DaVita Healthcare

National Prototype

Louetta, TX


In 2014 inFORM studio was commissioned by DaVita Healthcare to evaluate their ICHD prototype design.  Following 18 months of research, programming evaluation, workshop events, material studies and commentary on an iterative document, the release of the ICHD prototype design guide was released.

DaVita is about their patients. Their goal is to provide them with the best possible service and care. In conjunction with that goal, the organization of the clinic program strives to contribute in the same way. Through a “servant” and “served” relationship between support and treatment spaces, the clinic program can help to optimize efficiencies throughout a clinic attributing to the overall goal.


  1. Develop an economy of standards throughout the clinic design process to increase efficiencies among teammates and valued partners.
  2. Establish a “Furnished-by-Owner” program to take advantage of DaVita “buying power”, strengthen brand consistency, and standardize design specifications
  3. Continue to create higher performing clinics at lower construction and life-cycle costs
  4. Enhance the “Village Culture” throughout the clinics by aligning principles of program, function and appearance