In an effort to consolidate multiple outpatient services in Pittsburgh’s southern neighborhoods, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh retained IKM to design a new four-story, 60,000 gross square foot outpatient care facility in South Fayette Township, Pennsylvania.
Visible from, the I-79 corridor, the project establishes a singular image for Children’s Hospitals by employing a unique geometric composition that responds to the building’s context and the multiple vantage points from which it is seen.
Public spaces and waiting areas are organized along the angular front of the building with generous expanses of glass providing natural daylight and views with clinical spaces organized efficiently in the rectangular building mass behind. The project consolidates a full spectrum of pediatric outpatient services into one facility including clinical spaces for General Medicine, Express Care, Neurology, ENT, Speech Therapy, Behavioral Health, Physical and Occupational Therapy and Radiology.
Based upon our knowledge base of healthcare design, IKM was selected to design the nearly 9,000 square foot Gamma Knife addition to the Oakwood Center. The first floor of the addition houses the Gamma Knife instrument, one of the most precise radiosurgical devices physicians are using to battle cancer tumors in the brain. The instrument enables very precise surgical changes to be made within the brain without the risks of conventional surgery or radiation therapy. The first floor also includes the main reception area, exam rooms, physicians’ and nursing offices, recovery area and appropriate support spaces.
Oncology Treatment Interior Renovation
The West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS) in conjunction with a physician run network of medical oncology practice sites jointly determined that an alternate business arrangement would be beneficial.
The agreement involved conversion of 13 physician practice sites to hospital owned provider based. Conversion to provider based places the practice sites under the review and auspices of the Pennsylvania Department of Health Division of Acute and Ambulatory Care. This includes the administrative and operational protocols as well as physical requirements associated with the special organizations of the sites.
As one of the 13 different sites to be renovated, the design challenge with the WPAON Jefferson site was to blend the technical requirements of the medical center with the building owner’s model without losing site of staff efficiencies and patient comfort. IKM architects were called upon because of their knowledge-base of healthcare design.
The West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS) in conjunction with a physician run network of medical oncology practice sites...
IKM was commissioned by Trinity Associates development to design a state-of-the-art, three-story structure of 34,500 square feet as a new professional office building to house an increasing number of physicians’ practices from the surrounding hospitals.
Allegheny General Hospital has been recognized by leading healthcare industry analysts as one of the nation’s premier hospitals for orthopedic surgery and AGH’s orthopedic program is ranked among the nation’s best for its quality of care. In this project, IKM designed the renovation of one floor, 50,000 square feet, of the Federal North building to accommodate Allegheny Orthopaedic Associates and the Human Motion Center to create the Orthopedic Center at Allegheny General.
IKM was retained to design the second building in a medical campus setting in Martinsburg, West Virginia. This new 34,000 SF, three-story professional office building is connected to the TriState Surgical Services ambulatory surgery building (also designed by IKM) to provide the appropriate medical office space to serve the needs of the community.
Tri State Surgical Center is a freestanding ambulatory surgery center located in Martinsburg, WV. IKM was hired as the design partner in a design/build relationship to create a 12,000 s.f. ambulatory surgery center for a group of physicians who wanted to provide a more efficient and affordable alternative to traditional hospital based surgery.