The Kitchen Medical Clinic

The Kitchen Medical Clinic, an organization that provides medical services for those who are uninsured or underinsured in the Springfield area, asked Ireland Architects to help accomplish their vision of an updated, non-dungeon-looking, efficient facility where local doctors would want to volunteer their services. Ireland Architects donated their services and had a hand in getting other services donated, such as the engineer costs, printing costs and the ball started rolling. The General Contractor, sub-contractors, vendors, and suppliers all jumped on the bandwagon to help the Springfield community with this project by also donating their services, supplies or by reducing the costs to the Owner. The new plan is more open for efficiencies to take place and have make it a place that other doctors would want to work and donate their services. It also helps the patients feel more respected and comfortable in this setting.


To help homeless patients feel respected and comfortable while being efficient for doctors and staff.


Additional doctors and staff volunteered after the renovation because of the upgrade and efficiency.

What the Client Says:

I’ve known Stephanie Ireland since I started working at The Kitchen in March, 2005. Ireland Architects have done two remodels for us, the first was our Medical Clinic in 2005-06 the second was our Dental Clinic in 2008. In both cases Stephanie did an outstanding job for us, we got more than our monies worth out of her. Stephanie has a heart for those we serve so she thinks out the box to come up with solutions that make it easy for both the agency and the client. Stephanie was highly recommended to us by Bill Syler (retired), St. John’s Hospital (Mercy) Springfield.

We are so pleased with the work Stephanie has done for us that we have also chosen her to design a new Administration/Support Staff Building and a new Shelter Building for us. We started a Capital Campaign early Fall last year and hopefully we will break ground on these building in the Fall of 2017.

If you choose Stephanie to be your Architect you won’t be sorry, she is very easy to work with and very accommodating, thoughtful, and empathetic.

Full disclosure would have me mention that Stephanie served on our Board of Trustees from February 2010 through January 2015. The last two years she served as our Board President and I can tell you from personal experience that she is a hard worker.

Rorie Orgeron

Former CEO

The Kitchen, Inc.