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Oklahoma City Dodgers Begin Implementing EwingCole/ADG Designed Ballpark Improvements

EwingCole announces that the Oklahoma City Dodgers are unveiling improvements to the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. EwingCole and local Architect ADG were commissioned to perform a marketing and feasibility study to improve the overall fan experience and generate new revenue opportunities within the ballpark.

“Times have changed since the ballpark opened in 1998,” says Craig Schmitt, RA, EwingCole’s project principal.  “The line between sports and entertainment has blurred and the new generation of fans desire more of a social experience centered ‘around’ the sporting event.  Our design encourages movement around the field by creating new places for guests to gather, eat and socialize while never losing sight of the field.”

The Team’s goal is to update the facility to embrace a wider audience by addressing their newer, more diverse interests while also retaining the unique “Bricktown” character of the ballpark.  After recommending a variety of new amenities to improve the overall fan experience, the first project for 2015 will be the conversion of an underutilized seating area in left field to a new group sales seating and hospitality area.

Highlights of the recent projects include:

Conversion of the aluminum bleacher seating in LF to new tiered picnic style seating.
Shaded seating via a new wood and steel, membrane roofed open-air structure
Three tiers of synthetic wood and cast concrete
New picnic table seating and bar stools with drink rails
Open service pantry to provide food & beverage service for group sales
Overhead TV’s

“We look forward to unveiling the first of many new fan amenity upgrades at the ballpark,” commented […]

EwingCole Wins Laboratory of the Year High Honors

EwingCole received a 2015 Laboratory of the Year High Honors Award, given by R&D Magazine, Laboratory Design Newsletter and the Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association for its design of the Smithsonian Institution’s Charles McC. Mathias Laboratory. This prestigious international competition recognizes excellence in research laboratory design, planning, and construction. EwingCole’s project was the only winning entry from the United States.

Designed to be the first LEED Platinum building for the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), the Mathias Lab demonstrates a renewed commitment by the Smithsonian and the US Congress to invest in crucial environmental research. This project is a cornerstone of sustainable development outlined in EwingCole’s master plan for SERC’s 2,650-acre site, located on the shoreline of the Rhode River and Chesapeake Bay.

The award will be presented in Atlanta on April 28 at the annual Laboratory Design Conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.  Howard Skoke, AIA, EwingCole’s principal project planner and designer, will be on hand to receive the award and share an overview of the project.


Achieving Net Zero: A Designer-User Dedication

Our project Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s Mathias Laboratory was featured in the 2014 NZB Product Advances Annual issue of Net Zero Buildings.


Outstanding Design – Classrooms

Our Rector Science Complex project for Dickinson College is featured in the August 2014 issue of American School & University for the Educational Interiors Showcase.

Healthcare Designer Nurse Added to Philadelphia Office

EwingCole, one of the nation’s leading healthcare design firms, is pleased to announce that Teenie Bracken, RN, MS, NNP, EDAC, has joined the firm as Healthcare Designer / Clinical Consultant in its Philadelphia office. Ms. Bracken brings over 25 years of combined nursing and design experience.

“Teenie’s unique experience as a nurse who has served in a variety of hospital and rehabilitative care settings plus her training as a designer gives her extraordinary insight into healthcare projects,” said Natalie Miovski Hagerty, National Director of the Healthcare Practice

Prior to joining EwingCole, Teenie served as a design consultant adapting medical office buildings and residential sites to ADA standards. Before she earned her design degree, Teenie was an Adult Nurse in emergency medical trauma units and a pediatric nurse in neonatal ICUs for hospitals in Maryland, Virginia and Florida.

At EwingCole, Teenie is working on projects for Saint Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia; and Geisinger Health Systems in Danville, Pennsylvania.

“Teenie understands the needs of healthcare staff from personal experience,” said EwingCole’s president, Mark Hebden. “Her work will enhance the healthcare environment for caregivers as well as patients.”

Teenie earned her degrees in nursing from The American University and the University of Maryland at Baltimore and her design degree from Harcum College. A member of the International Interior Design Association, she co-chairs the popular IIDA Product Parade for the PA/NJ/DE Chapter. Teenie is also active in the American Society of Interior Designers, PA East Chapter; the Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design; the Center for Healthcare Design; and the Florida Association […]

SAP Redifining Luxury

Read Bill Dorsey’s article in the Summer 2014 issue of Seat   

Children as Agents for Preventive Conservation

At the 42nd Annual AIC Meeting, Jeff Hirsch presented a session titled “Children as Agents for Preventive Conservation.” This session explained how children can change a family’s learning and its attitude towards conservation, drawing on studies that show how an understanding of complex issues, including sustainability, can be extended from children to the rest of the family. This process may be used to help protect collections by increasing public understanding of, and sensitivity to, preservation and the limits of museum resources.

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EwingCole Principal Elevated to the College of Fellows

EwingCole is pleased to announce that Don Jones, a principal of the firm, is being elevated to the College of Fellows in 2014. According to the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession.

This year, the Jury of Fellows from the AIA elevated 139 members to its prestigious College of Fellows. Out of a total AIA membership of over 80,000 there are over 3,000 members distinguished with this honor. Don will receive his medal at the AIA convention in Chicago this June.

It’s Kind Of A Big Deal

EwingCole makes a clean sweep in the Ambulatory Care Design Award category at the 2013 Healthcare Design Conference

EwingCole was honored as the recipient of two prestigious awards for Pocono Medical Center’s Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center and Bayhealth Medical Center’s Kent Campus Expansion.

On hand to accept the awards was Natalie Miovski Hagerty, AIA, LEED AP, EDAC who also picked up her own award – Healthcare Design’s Rising Star Award.

EwingCole Designs Urgent Care Center from former Shopping Center

EwingCole Designs Urgent Care Center from former Shopping Center
New walk-in facility eases busy ER

Camp Hill, PA (July 2013) — A new Urgent Care Center designed by EwingCole has opened adjacent to the Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill. EwingCole redesigned the 50,000 sf former shopping center to include the 6,000 sf, walk-in Spirit Urgent Care.

“Spirit Urgent Care will relieve the strain on the Holy Spirit Emergency Department, which had reached an all-time high of 50,000 visits annually,” said healthcare planner Karan Hoffman. “In designing a facility that cares for those with non-life-threatening conditions, the location and size of the old shopping center was well-suited to adaptive reuse.”

The new Urgent Care Center houses eight exam rooms, including one procedure room, one treatment room, one general radiographic X-ray room, a small lab and a centralized nursing station. The walk-in center is designed to be a convenient and affordable option for those with non-emergency health problems like colds and flu, cuts and bruises, ear and throat infections, skin rashes, sprains and minor musculoskeletal injuries.

“When designing Spirit Urgent Care, it was important that the building reflect the same quality of care patients receive at Holy Spirit Hospital,” continued Hoffman. “The challenge was to the change the building’s appearance to be visually interesting and inviting.”

The design objectives were met by expanding the exterior with various shapes consistent with the new plan. These include a porte-cochere entrance with a skylight, various logo towers, a glass entrance foyer, glass waiting room extensions and raised planters.

In addition to architectural design services, EwingCole […]