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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 […]

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EwingCole Completes First Design-Build Project for the United States Military Academy

West Point, NY (March 2012) – EwingCole, one of the nation’s leading architecture, engineering and interior design firms, is the Designer of Record for the recently completed $98,000,000 relocation of the US Military Academy Preparatory School (USMAPS) from Fort Monmouth, NJ to the grounds of the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point.
“The mission of USMAPS is to provide focused academic, military and physical instruction in a moral and ethical environment, and to prepare, motivate and inspire candidates for success at the USMA,” said John Capelli, AIA, principal and leader of EwingCole’s government practice. “The team developed design solutions that support this mission while leveraging the natural opportunities of the site.”
The 57-acre campus development includes the following:
• 73,000 sf classroom and administrative buildings
• 87,000 sf athletic and fitness space
• 14,000 sf dining and exchange facilities
• 246-bed student quarters
• 3 NCAA athletic fields
Site constraints led to the configuration of the building as a continuous ribbon stretched along the edge of a large, open plane on a steep hillside. This freed virtually the entire plane for athletic fields with little disturbance to the forested hillside, a primary amenity of the site. A gently curving drive leads to the center of the academic block – the heart of the school.
“The new campus seamlessly integrates comfortable dormitories and dining facility, modern classrooms, well-placed office space, and a state-of-the-art athletic complex into an extremely functional and aesthetically pleasing design,” said Col. Tyge Rugenstein, USMAPS Commandant, who took weekly walk-throughs of the site as construction progressed.
Phase I was completed […]

EwingCole and WTW Architects Team Up to Design New “Fusion” Building

Philadelphia, PA (June 2012) – EwingCole, an award-winning architecture and engineering firm, in a joint venture with WTW Architects, has been selected by East Stroudsburg University (ESU) to design the new Keystone Commons building.
According to ESU’s 2010 Campus Facilities Master Plan, it was determined that the Center for Hospitality, the University Center, the Computing Center and the Kemp Library were inefficient buildings in need of extensive renovations to accommodate the needs of an increasing student population. In lieu of investing in these aging buildings, ESU determined it was more practical to bring these programs together in a new Keystone Commons.
“Trending on higher education campuses across the country is the design of facilities that collocate previously separated student activities,” said Chuck Rudalavage, AIA, LEED AP, principal of EwingCole’s Higher Education Practice. “The fusing of these four programs into a centrally-located Commons is a tremendous opportunity to change the face of student life on the Campus.”
In order to maintain continuous operations, the 269,000-square-foot Keystone Commons is being constructed in two phases. The first phase is approximately 162,000 square feet and expected to be complete by 2015. The building is being designed to achieve LEED Silver certification and will include digitally interactive spaces for group projects, an art gallery and the University’s campus-wide data center. The project’s estimated construction cost is $90m.
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EwingCole Selected to Develop Master Plan for Phelps Memorial Hospital Center

New York, NY (May 2012) – EwingCole, an award-winning architecture and engineering firm, has been selected by the Phelps Memorial Hospital Center to develop a five-year facility master plan. Located on 69-acres in Sleepy Hollow, NY, Phelps Memorial Hospital Center is a 235-bed not-for-profit acute care hospital.

“Phelps Memorial’s overall goal is to develop a framework for near term investment while driving the system’s growth beyond the next five years,” said Andy Jarvis, AIA, LEED AP, principal of EwingCole’s Healthcare Practice.

With magnificent views of the Hudson River, Phelps Memorial Hospital Center has grown rapidly since its founding in 1955 to serve the health needs of Westchester County. Driving the master facility planning process is a number of important expansion and renovation initiatives needed to fulfill its ongoing strategic plan.

“Over the past thirty years, EwingCole has developed and realized master plans for many health systems so we are attuned to the practical considerations of implementation,” continued Jarvis. “At the same time, we incorporate new solutions for the future of healthcare delivery as well as green building, evidence-based lean and lean design strategies.

EwingCole has designed master plans for Bayhealth Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, Geisinger Medical Center, North Shore-LIJ Health System, SUNY Stonybrook and the University of Maryland Medical Center among others.

EwingCole to Design Cancer Center Addition at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Washington, DC (May 2012) – EwingCole, an award-winning architecture and engineering firm, has been selected by the Johns Hopkins Health System to design a new radiation oncology addition and renovation to the Bayview Medical Office Building. The Sydney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center will open in late 2013.

“The new Kimmel Cancer Center presents an extraordinary opportunity not only to expand treatment capacity but also to create an environment that gives evidence of the compassion and quality of care at Johns Hopkins,” said Andy Jarvis, AIA, LEED AP, principal of EwingCole’s Healthcare Practice.

The 18,000-square-foot addition will include exam/consult rooms, clinical support space, linear accelerators and a radiation therapy simulator. The 7,500-square-foot renovation includes vitals/phlebotomy, an infusion area and oncology pharmacy. The project’s estimated construction cost is $10,500,000.

“Over the past nine years, EwingCole has designed 20 new outpatient cancer centers. Our team of architects, engineers and interior designers are veterans of these projects,” continued Jarvis. “With each new cancer center, we find ways to improve the efficiency of care, enhance the cancer patient’s experience, improve energy efficiency and reduce construction costs.”

EwingCole is a national expert in cancer center design and has designed facilities for National Cancer Institute designated centers including Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Fox Chase Cancer Center, City of Hope National Medical Center and the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. Additional cancer center clients include AtlantiCare Health System, North Shore Long Island Jewish and SUNY Upstate Medical University.