Health Care for the Homeless

Located in downtown Baltimore, the Health Care for the Homeless facility is a 56,600-SF health clinic that provides comprehensive medical services to thousands of homeless and impoverished individuals each year. Constructed on the site of an existing surface parking lot, the three-story building includes both administrative and clinical spaces. The facility consists of concrete superstructure, composite steel framing, and lateral masonry shear walls. Our structural team also provided designs for a 40-foot metal ADA access ramp, located on the exterior of the building. Civil designs included utilities, local permitting, and stormwater management plans to reduce site runoff by 25 percent. CEI provided full civil and structural designs for this new construction project.


  • Health Care for the Homeless achieved LEED Gold and received a USGBC Maryland Award of Excellence for New Construction Project of the Year.
  • Partially located within the 100-year floodplain, the site required civil designs for water-efficient landscaping and site restoration, as well as a Joint Permit application.
  • In order to avoid impacting a large storm drain culvert, our structural engineers designed a deep caisson foundation system three feet in diameter.
  • The building features an environmentally sound green roof for runoff reduction.