Thundermist Health Center

West Warwick, RI


At A Glance:

• Renovation
• 17,420 s.f.
• $3.5 million
• Historic
• Published: “Transforming the Doctor’s Office; Principles from Evidence-Based Design” -Ann Sloan Devlin


Project Description:

Thundermist Health Center purchased a 2-story historic mill building to relocate and expand their West Warwick Health Clinic into a space that better serves the community. The facility includes 28 primary care and behavioral health exam rooms, a 75 person multi-purpose conference room, clinical, staff, and administrative space all on one level.

The design concept features the historic elements of the building including the existing clerestory windows, heavy timber construction and exposed interior stone and brick walls. Vision 3 Architects worked with the State Historic Preservation and Heritage Commission on all Certification Applications for historic tax credits.



“Our experience working with Vision 3 Architects has been extremely professional, positive, and productive. Their ability to lead a collaborative design process to achieve our health center’s goals in the historic mill of our West Warwick location has met and exceeded our expectations.

Vision 3’s healthcare designs are forward thinking. Their ability to work well with me and my team, listen to what we wanted, and integrate our vision into a facility based on the Medical Home healthcare delivery method is impressive. Together, Vision 3 Architects and Thundermist are reimagining the way traditional healthcare facilities will operate, in the digital era.”

Maria Montanaro, former President/CEO



Vision 3 Architects contributed material from our client’s healthcare facility, Thundermist, for Ann Sloan Devlin’s book “Transforming the Doctor’s Office; Principles from Evidence-Based Design.” Collaboration with healthcare designers and practitioners create offices that are supportive, welcoming, and functional for patients and staff.


Thundermist Health Center Projects:

Thundermist Health Center of South County