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  • “The building is an icon for the Arnold Palmer Hospital campus as well as the skyline of Orlando.”—Andrew Flanigan, design manager, Jonathan Bailey AssociatesWinnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies, Orlando, Fla.The basics: New construction of a 273-bed, 400,000-square-foot hospital focused on women’s and children’s services, including a 112-bed neonatal...
  • The curvilinear, contemporary design, abundant use of glass and natural light, vibrant color scheme and soaring two-story lobby make the Gwinnett Investment Group Cardiovascular Group Medical Office Building look more like a hotel than a medical facility. The 30,500-square-foot building in Lawrenceville, Ga., however, is all about patient care. Completed in December 2005 at a cost of $5.54...
  • Security measures top the list of priorities in airport construction projects these days, but the new Delta Air Lines’ Terminal A at Logan International Airport in Boston also successfully addressed aesthetic and environmental concerns. Completed in September 2005 at a cost of $492 million, the 362,000 square-foot main terminal and 284,000 square-foot satellite concourse is the world’...
  • Until last fall, the Oklahoma History Society was in a 1930s-era, limestone-clad building with few windows and a “very heavy look,” says Robert Thomas, deputy executive director for the historical society.In November 2005, the society moved into the new Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City, a $59 million, 215,000-square-foot museum with a three-story glass atrium that provides...
  • The $66.5 million, 370,344-square-foot addition to the Frazier Rehab Institute, part of Jewish Hospital in Louisville, made the building two times wider and three times taller. And workers built the addition while the institute and adjacent hospital remained fully open to patients.“We added 10 floors built on top of the existing five stories,” explains Bill Stone, president and chief...
  • The major addition to Baylor All Saints Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, challenged workers who had to add three stories to the five-story structure without disrupting hospital operations, says David Griffin, project manager for DGB Glass Inc. in Fort Worth. The hospital schedule dictated construction schedules, he says.DGB sent weekly construction time lines for approval from hospital...
  • A six-story glass tower and adjoining transparent atrium greet visitors to the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.The grand entrance that glows like a lantern in the evening and allows ample natural light in during the day represents quite a change from the mostly brick and windowless buildings that previously welcomed medical students,...
  • The curved façade of solar modules that greets visitors to the $25 million Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif., represents a growing trend in architecture, says Tom Mifflin, engineer for Wausau Window and Wall Systems in Wausau, Wis.“The trend in [building-integrated photovoltaics] and the solar industry in general are just growing phenomenally,” Mifflin says....
  • The architecture of the new building for the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute, Structural Biology Research Center in Buffalo, N.Y., expresses one overriding idea: openness.“We wanted to take the mystery out of our science,” explains Jane F. Griffin, principal research scientist at the institute. “We were very interested in having a very open building so people in the...
  • Architects from the Chicago office of DeStefano + Partners Ltd. had two design goals for Chicago’s RiverView II: blend in with the surrounding traditional brick buildings, and offer views of Lake Michigan and the city skyline. To achieve this, designers used a combination of brick, precast, glass and aluminum composite on the 32-story, $110 million building.“It is not overly...
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