West Penn Hospital of the Allegheny Health Network engaged IKM as the architect of record to design work associated with the replacement of the linear accelerator on the ground floor of West Penn Hospital. The work comprised the treatment room and control area to support a new piece of Elekta equipment.
Through preliminary investigation, the hospital determined that the new installation would require additional shielding, but only at the ceiling location. The walls were adequately shielded for the new equipment. IKM coordinated with the shielding consultant and the structural engineer to present a solution that satisfied the hospital’s and the equipment’s requirements.
IKM provided a series of interior design finish and special lighting options via photographs and actual finish material samples for paint, flooring, wainscot, chair rail, decorative wall panels, and lighting.