IKM Architects Celebrate Groundbreaking at UPMC Hampton
IKM Incorporated, Pittsburgh-based architects, celebrated with UPMC today the groundbreaking on a new outpatient facility in Hampton Township. The design that started in December 2014, received final Township approvals in February this year, entered a new phase with the ceremonial groundbreaking, signaling the beginning of construction.
“Having completed the successful design for the LEED Certified Children’s South Medical Office as well as working on other projects for UPMC, IKM has become a trusted partner in designing facilities that meet community health needs and the UPMC Facilities Department’s goals,” says Mike McDonnell, AIA, principal in charge of the UPMC work.
“The UPMC Hampton three-story medical office building, approximately 44,000 square feet, is intended to consolidate several current physician practices in the area into one building to better serve the Hampton Township community,” says Tami Greene, AIA, NCARB, associate and project manager for the project.
The facility will feature comprehensive care for children and adults, various rehabilitation therapies, primary care, advanced imaging services, diagnostic testing, and after-hours care for adults and children. The new center, based on the medical mall concept of convenient access to primary care services for patients in their own communities, is set to open in September 2017.
“This expansion in Hampton Township is a wonderful opportunity for UPMC to lead health care innovation by creating a primary care showcase while we also consolidate all of the services we currently provide along the Route 8 corridor into a single, highly accessible facility,” said Leslie C. Davis, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Health Services Division, UPMC. “We are responding to a growing need for primary care services for adult and pediatric patients in the northern suburbs and this center will make it very convenient to access our world class doctors and caregivers close to home.”
Once constructed, the 44,000-square-foot Outpatient Center in Hampton will be LEED Certified, featuring a three-story glass atrium designed with an abundance of natural light. To achieve LEED Certification with the U. S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the design team applied design strategies that addressed the site, building envelope, and building interior. See our previous post for more information on the sustainable design strategies.