The Philip Jaisohn Memorial Foundation

Feasibility Study for Expansion of Community Medical Clinic

The Philip Jaisohn Memorial Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1975 with a commitment to serving Philadelphia’s Korean-American community. The Foundation provides medical, social, and educational services to Korean Americans, African Americans, and other communities in and around Philadelphia’s East and West Oak Lane neighborhoods. With over 10,000 patient visits per year, the energies of the Board of Directors and its staff are currently directed into a variety of programs that include Medical Services, Social Services, and a variety of Mental Health Services. The Philip Jaisohn Memorial Foundation has recently embarked on a process of inquiry, research, and information gathering to develop a greater sense of the impacts of their facilities on their current operations, to understand the limitations the existing building imposes on its work, and to identify the spatial requirements that are needed to meet its ambitions in serving the organization’s mission, vision, and values. Studio 6mm worked with the Community Design Collaborative and representatives of the Board of Directors to identify a series of strategic goals and objectives that will insure a more productive future for the organization and the community it serves. The foundation is currently engaged in a fundraising campaign to act on the findings of this study.