Architecture & Design Round Up

A lot is going on around our state in healthcare architecture and design. We look at some of the major renovations, expansions and new constructions since our May 2016 issue.

Progress made on Norton Audubon Hospital expansion

Things are moving along for the expansion and major renovation of Norton Audubon Hospital, which started in May of 2016.

The design of the $107 million dollar, multi-year hospital growth plan focuses on enhanced patient privacy, patient satisfaction, efficiency and clinical value. The project is on budget and on the timeline. The foundational work is complete and thanks to a mild winter, it is on schedule.

Laughlin Millea Hillman (a 2014 MediStar Award winner for the design of Norton Women’s and Kosair Children’s Hospital) is the architect for the expansion project and Messer Construction Co. is the construction manager. The project will take about three and a half years to complete.

Kentucky College of Optometry opens in Pikeville

The $55 million Health Professions Education Building, a 103,000 square-foot facility housing the college of optometry at the University of Pikeville opened in February. This program provides technology and clinical training that will enhance the learning experience for the school of nursing and other health professions programs. Construction began in the spring of 2015.

The optometry school was funded through a $40 million federal loan for the building and a $7.4 million federal grant to the university to purchase equipment, instructional supplies and other materials.

The Kentucky College of Optometry at the University of Pikeville is the first and only optometry school in the commonwealth. With an inaugural class of 65 students for the 2016-2017 academic year, the newest college at UPike is one of 22 optometry schools in the nation, and the only one in several surrounding states.

Architects from Trivers Associates in St. Louis, Missouri worked on this project.

Trager Transplant Center expands services, unveils relocated facility

The Jewish Hospital Trager Transplant Center moved locations to Frazier Rehab Institute on the Jewish Hospital campus in late 2016. About 18,000 square feet were renovated at Frazier Rehab Institute to provide a larger space for life-changing transplant work.

The $3 million project also has 16 exam rooms and four consult rooms. The center is named for Steve Trager, chairman and CEO of Republic Bancorp Inc., and his family, who gave about $2.2 million.

TEG Architects provided architectural and construction administration services for the interior renovation and refurbishment. Studio 4 Design Solutions provided the interior design services. CMTA engineers performed mechanical, electrical and plumbing services and Realm Construction was the general contractor.

Construction on Northern Kentucky Behavioral Health Hospital on schedule

IA new behavioral health hospital, operated by St. Elizabeth and SUN (Solving Unmet Needs) Behavioral Health, will open in December 2017, providing mental health and addiction services for adolescents and adults. Once completed, this 149,000-square-foot facility will house 400 employees.

The construction manager is Danis Construction, which has an office in Sycamore Township. NK Architects of New Jersey is handling the design.

Masonic Homes of Kentucky broke ground on $44M community

Masonic Homes of Kentucky broke ground on a new $44 million independent living community called The Meadow in late 2016 and framing and foundation placement are being completed.

The Meadow, set to open in 2018, will add 120 independent living residences to the Louisville Campus. The Meadow will be located near the front entrance of the 82-acre Louisville Campus off Frankfort Ave. in Louisville, Kentucky.

Masonic Homes worked with Louisville-based Reese Design Collaborative, Louisville-based Paul Mattingly/Congleton-Hacker Constructors, Texas-based Greystone Communities, and Wisconsin-based AG Architecture.

Baptist Health Richmond completes $20 million renovation

Baptist Health Richmond celebrated the completion of a $20 million, phased renovation to modernize the facility in late 2016. The project involved an extensive renovation to the exteriors of all the buildings on campus as well as interior renovations throughout the hospital and medical office buildings.

Site work modifications to the campus — including a traffic circle, updated traffic configurations and a new parking lot — assisted in better organizing vehicular traffic. To create a more cohesive campus aesthetic, the main hospital and medical office building exteriors were stained and newly designed entrances and drive-under canopies were installed.

This 15,000 sq. feet addition and renovation was completed by TEG Architects of Jeffersonville, Indiana.

New medical office breaks ground at Old Brownsboro Crossing

A new, four-story medical office building now under construction will add even more amenities to the shopping and services hub at Old Brownsboro Crossing in Louisville, Ky. The McMahan Group, along with lead contractor Messer Construction Co., recently broke ground on the 100,000 square foot, four-story facility – the third medical office building at the development.

TEG Architects, CMTA Engineers and BTM Engineering were hired to design the structure.

New Pediatric Cancer Clinic at Kentucky Children’s Hospital

The new $1.6 million DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital (KCH) Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic opened in February. The new clinic has more than 6,000 square feet, doubling the space of the former outpatient clinic located at the UK HealthCare Kentucky Clinic.

HGA Architects (MediStar Award winner for design in 2015 for Owensboro Health Regional Hospital) and engineers with Smith Hager Bajo in Scottsdale, Arizona worked on this project.

Cedar Lake opens Innovative Intermediate Care Home

Cedar Lake had an open house and ribbon cutting in late February for its Intermediate Care Homes (titled Sycamore Run 1 and Sycamore Run 2), which offer high-intensity medical care in a neighborhood setting for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These two four-bed homes offer nursing care, therapeutic services and behavior and psychological support for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The F.W. Owens Company and architect Ed Eiche, both based in Louisville, Kentucky, worked on this project.

Local architecture firm works on Pakistan hospital

Arrasmith, Judd, Rapp, Chovan, Inc. (AJRC) of Louisville, Kentucky has been working with the Imran Khan Cancer Appeal (IKCA) to design cancer research hospitals for Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre’s (SKMCHRC) in Pakistan. The firm has provided design for several inpatient and outpatient facilities.

In the late 1980’s, Imran Kahn launched fundraising efforts to commission and build cancer hospitals to serve his fellow Pakistan citizens. In 1994, the construction of the original facility in Lahore was completed under the guidance of Naushewan Burki, MD, who was a member of the medical staff at the University of Kentucky.

Since then, SKMCHRC has served over 250,000 patients annually with 75 percent of those patients receiving financial assistance. In 2012, the IKCA launched the design of the second facility to be constructed in Peshawar. Phase 1 supporting outpatient care opened in 2014. Phase 2 supporting inpatient care and research is nearly complete and is expected to open in late 2017.

IKCA recently launched design of the third facility to be constructed in Karachi. Schematic design is in process with site-related construction expected to start in late 2017. AJRC is also currently working on design for a large addition to the original Lahore facility.

Combined, the three cancer research and treatment hospitals located in the populated regions of Lahore, Peshawar and Karachi will provide cancer care to nearly 1,000,000 patients each year.

AJRP’s role is that of design architect charged with programming and providing design development documents to the Architects of Record for each of the three new facilities. All the hospitals are designed to USA standards to serve the environment of care, health and life safely. The architectural solutions incorporate Neo-Islamic design reflective of the rich cultural heritage that prevails.

Building science varies from the practices that architects and engineers subscribe to throughout this region. Materials are limited and construction equipment can be difficult to mobilize especially in remote Peshawar. For example, exterior building materials were limited to concrete and masonry as modern wall systems are far too expensive to deliver given limited access.

AJRC were the architects for many local healthcare projects, such as the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute, which won a MediStar Award for design in 2013, the Health Frazier Rehab Center as well as Park Tower at Baptist East.

Site work begins on UofL Physicians pediatric practices

Progress is being made on the new, 17,000-square-foot pediatric medical office building. The building will house all of the UofL Physicians pediatric specialty clinical practices, with a large general pediatrics location on the ground floor. In March, fifth floor concrete was completed and work began to form the sixth floor. Plumbing and electrical work is continually being installed. Wall and framing is also beginning for lower floors.

The practice is scheduled to open in 2018. Architectural firms GBBN, Stanley, Beaman & Sears and Messer Construction Co. are in charge.

New ED at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital opens

Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, has completed a $9 million renovation and expansion of the hospital’s emergency department. The changes more than double the size of the emergency department, bring new technology to patients’ bedsides and improve the overall workflow of the department, which will help reduce patient wait times.

Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital is the only acute care hospital serving the people of south Louisville. More than 70 percent of all patients admitted to Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital come first through the emergency department, compared to a national average of 45 percent.

Stengel Hill Architecture was selected as the design partner for the project and Whittenburg Construction served as general contractor.