Medical Construction & Design

JUL-AUG 2018

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8 Medical Construction & Design | J U LY/AUGUST 2018 | MCDM AG.COM Projects completed & upcoming The new NewYork-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center is an ambulatory care center that combines innovative clinical approaches and cutting-edge technology to provide excep- tional care and a seamless patient experience. Three fi rms – HOK, Ballinger and Pei Cobb Freed & Partners – collaborated on the architecture and design of the building. Peter J. Romano and Company was the project manager and Turner Construc- tion served as the construction manager. Smart technology and smart spaces are central to the design and function of the building of the approximately 740,000-square-foot facility. Upon arrival, patients will be offered a personalized "smart- band" that provides access to the building and receives information about their visit and step-by-step directions to their room through the NYP app. A private prep and recovery room serves as "home base" for them and their companions through- out their visit. The building's green roof can capture up to six inches of stormwater. The building skin's triple-paned insulated glazing with a slatted wood screen reduces solar glare, building heat gain and the need for solar and privacy shading. The facility is also resilient, with key operational equipment located on higher fl oors above potential fl ood levels. Beginning in 2020, the top fi ve-and-a-half fl oors of the building will become home to the NewYork-Presbyterian Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns. IN PROGRESS Design Complete on New VA Clinic Vertical Expansion Creates Luxury Women's Hospital at Medical City Dallas Medical City Dallas (Texas) has opened a new $125-million Women's Hospital to serve women with a wide variety of needs, from ma- ternity to gynecology and cancer care. The expansion adds fi ve fl oors to the top of Care Tower D and features 222 private rooms. The hospital off ers high-level clini- cal excellence in a peaceful, spa-like environment. A multi-disciplinary team of physicians and specially trained staff provide leading-edge treatment for women at all stages of life, including high-risk pregnancies and deliveries. Labor and delivery VIP suites, available with three diff er- ent size options, pamper new moms with a wide variety of amenities: » Large bedroom for mothers » Separate room for fami- lies' overnight stays » Tempur-Pedic Murphy beds for dads or partners » Easy access to nursery on same fl oor » Spacious bathroom » Access for families to a concierge room stocked with refreshments » Chef-prepared celebratory meal » Flat-screen HD 55-inch televisions » Upscale linens » Valet parking » Gifts for each mom » Skyline views of downtown Dallas The Women's Hospital is part of Medical City Healthcare's ma- jor capital investment initiative of more than $1.7 billion spent or committed over fi ve years. Brasfi eld & Gorrie served as general contrac- tor on the expansion project, work- ing with architect Perkins+Will. NewYork-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center Built for Resilience Leo A Daly has completed the design for an outpatient clinic at the Veterans Aff airs Medical Center in Omaha, Nebras- ka. The $86-million project adds 157,000 gross square feet of clinical space to the VA campus. When complete in summer 2020, the new facility will allow several outpa- tient services to move out of the main hospital, which opened in 1950. The clinic's architecture draws on patrio tic symbolism to honor veterans. Key design themes include: Freedom and sacrifi ce: A folded glass curtainwall covers the main façade, expressing the form of an American fl ag rippling in the wind. Honor: The western façade is lined with glass panes of diff erent hues that evoke the ribbon bars awarded to service members. Duty: A limestone wall separates public spaces from secure clinical areas. The wall's physical strength represents security. Its sedimentary composition references foreign soil tracked home, with layers representing periods of confl ict and peace. The design promotes patient-centered care by integrating spaces of refuge, healing gardens, a labyrinth, positive distractions, access to views and nature and an abundance of natural daylight. An on-grade connector links the clinic to the existing 12-story hospital. The project is the fi rst to take advantage of the 2016 CHIP IN for Vets Act, a new federal law that allows the VA to accept private donations to complete construction projects. McCarthy Construction is the general contractor.

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