The Clinic

The clinic is located at 925 Coal Ave. SW, on the northeast corner of Coal and 10th Streets. Parking is available behind the clinic off of 10th Street and along the west side of 10th and the north side of Coal.

Medicine@Downtown, Dr. Mark Unverzagt's medical practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico

The clinic location borders the Barelas and Raynolds neighborhoods in downtown Albuquerque. These are some of the oldest and most diverse neighborhoods in the city. It is also an area that has seen a good deal of change in the last several years.

Originally constructed in the 1960s, the clinic building has been home to many different ventures over the years: EEOC office, low-rider T-shirt shop and cabinet making shop, among other things. Dr. Unverzagt hired architect, Jon Anderson to update and modernize the building and to turn it in to a clinic. The intent was to open up the space and increase the amount of natural light inside to create a lively but comfortable space for both working and visiting.

Each of the design elements was scrutinized from the perspective of health: the light, the colors and the furnishings as well as the safety of the materials used in the renovations. For instance, the paints, varnishes and cabinets, are all low-VOC products. Green building principles were used in construction and 90% of the building’s electricity comes from renewable sources.