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Interior Architecture & Design, PLLC Joins EwingCole

Interior Architecture & Design, PLLC Joins EwingCole

Interior Architecture & Design (IDeA) is joining EwingCole, one of the nation’s leading architecture, engineering, and interior design firms. IDeA provides planning and interior architecture and interior design services to a select group of education, healthcare, institutional, workplace, and government clients. EwingCole and IDeA’s combined resources will provide research-based interior architecture design to deliver innovative, human-centered solutions to clients. “IDeA’s design team provides immediate leadership and interior architecture expertise to our new offices in Charlotte and Raleigh and the creative team provides a depth of resources for clients nationwide,” said Mark Hebden, EwingCole’s President. “We look forward to cultivating their research, which validates successful planning and design strategies, and introducing it to current and future clients.”

“EwingCole’s breadth of expertise and knowledge enhances our ability to lead our clients and support them with a wider range of services,” said Dawn Gum, IDeA’s Managing Partner. “Joining EwingCole provides the opportunity to apply our interior architecture research and design to larger projects across a broad-spectrum of building types.”

The combining of firms supports EwingCole’s goal to provide integrated design services to clients in the region, as well as allow further expansion into the southeastern United States. In addition, IDeA’s workplace research supports EwingCole’s mission to provide our clients, the community, and the environment evidence-based design excellence.

BBH Design Joins EwingCole

Combining National Expertise Across Markets To Deliver The Best Planning, Design, And Delivery To Clients

BBH Design is joining EwingCole, one of the nation’s leading architecture, engineering, and interior design firms. BBH Design is an innovative, research-informed architecture practice that provides planning, architecture, and design research services to the regions most respected education, healthcare, and science organizations. This strategic initiative leverages EwingCole’s national network and resources with BBH Design’s regional industry expertise to deliver an unparalleled experience to clients. “BBH Design’s team provides added leadership and expertise in many of the industries EwingCole serves,” said Mark Hebden, EwingCole’s President. “EwingCole and BBH Design share a strong focus on cultivating client relationships and being recognized as trusted advisors. We look forward to combining our resources, building on our current success, and expanding into new markets.”

“By joining EwingCole, a firm whose culture aligns with ours, we are able to draw on their talent to increase the services we provide our clients,” said BBH Design’s CoFounders and Managing Principals Rich Beale and Douglas Hall. “EwingCole’s broad areas of expertise will not only enhance our regional presence, but it will also expand the types of clients we serve.”

The combining of firms shapes the future of EwingCole by providing a platform to better serve existing clients in the region, allowing for further expansion into the southeastern United States. In addition, BBH Design’s research team has developed new visualization tools that examine the relationships between occupants and how they operate within their built environment. These tools can be utilized by current and future […]

EwingCole Expands Healthcare Team

Irvine, California (April 2013) – EwingCole, one of the nation’s leading architecture, engineering, and interior design firms, is pleased to announce that senior healthcare architect Lisa Alzona, RA, LEED AP, EDAC has joined the firm’s Irvine, California office.

“Lisa enhances EwingCole’s ability to serve healthcare institutions,” said James Wilson, AIA, managing principal of the California office.  “She has over ten years designing in the California healthcare market, strong knowledge of current and evolving best practice trends, and broad depth of design knowledge gained from working both nationally and internationally.  Her vast planning experience enables us to expand our work helping institutions strategize for the future.”

Ms. Alzona will immediately join the EwingCole design team as Senior Medical Planner. Formerly senior medical planner for HOK and HDR in Southern California, Ms. Alzona has extensive experience with California institutions including Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, USC University Hospital and Kaiser Permanente.  She has also worked on a number of Public Private Partnership hospital projects, including the Northern Beaches Hospital Campus in Sydney, Australia and the Humber River Regional Hospital in Toronto, Canada; as well as projects for the Cleveland Clinic in Abu Dhabi and the Bejing International Medical Center’s Cancer Center.

“Lisa’s years of experience, depth of design knowledge and diverse expertise will continue our growth and presence in the California healthcare market,” said Wilson.

Ms. Alzona, a California registered Architect, also holds Evidence Based Design Certification and is a LEED Accredited Professional. She earned a Bachelor of Science, Architecture degree from the University of the Philippines.

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EwingCole’s Bayhealth Pavilion Wins Best of Year

 “Can you believe this is a hospital? Look, it’s gorgeous!” – Juror comment
Philadelphia, PA (December 2012) –  EwingCole, one of the nation’s leading architecture, engineering, and interior design firms, is pleased to announce that the firm’s design for Bayhealth Medical Center’s Phase II Pavilion has been recognized by Interior Design as Best of Year 2012 in the Health Care: Large category.

The work was honored on November 29, 2012, when over 800 designers and manufacturers gathered in New York City to celebrate the best projects and products of the year.

For this 7th annual event, Best of Year Project Design honorees were selected by Editor-in-Chief Cindy Allen and a jury of design leaders from four finalists in each of 45 categories, chosen from over 550 total submissions.

Present to receive the awards were Designer Saul Jabbawy, Architect Mary Frazier, Interior Designer Rebecca Ofsharick, and Structural Engineer Oscar Gomes.

Completed in March 2012, the $140 million, 391,000 sf project is designed as a base for a future seven-story patient tower. Connections to existing facilities resolve a campus strategy for the separation of operationally efficient service circulation from the clear wayfinding for public and patient flow. The program includes state-of-the-art emergency and trauma departments with a helipad. An integrated cancer center located just off the new entrance lobby houses radiation oncology, medical oncology and infusion, a central sterile department, compounding pharmacy and a conference and training center. The project had previously been awarded the “Best Interior Design 2012 Award” by the International Interior Design Association, PA, NJ & DE Chapter […]

EwingCole Expands Museum Team

Washington, DC (November 2012) – EwingCole, one of the nation’s leading architecture, engineering, and interior design firms, is pleased to announce that museum designer Sarah Ghorbanian, LEED AP has joined the firm’s Washington, DC office.

“EwingCole’s ability to serve cultural institutions is enhanced with Sarah,” said Patrick Brunner, RA, managing principal of the DC office.  “Having her talent and skills on board enables us to expand the firm’s important work preserving, renovating and designing museums and cultural buildings.”

Ms. Ghorbanian will immediately join the EwingCole design teams for several Smithsonian Institution projects including the revitalization of the Anacostia Community Museum and the Education Center at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City.  Formerly Design Lead for the Museums & Community Studio of the international design and contracting firm AECOM in Arlington, VA, Ms. Ghorbanian has worked with the National Museums of American History, Natural History, Health & Medicine, the Marine Corps, and Women in the Arts, in addition to several projects with the National Gallery of Art and other cultural institutions nationwide.

“Sarah’s years of experience, commitment to service and complementary expertise will continue our growth and presence in the cultural market,” said Jeff Hirsch, AIA, LEED AP, principal and Cultural Practice Leader.

Ms. Ghorbanian is a member of the US Green Building Council and Northern Virginia Chapter of the AIA, and is active with the American Alliance of Museums.  She earned a Master of Architecture degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from The George Washington University, and an […]

EwingCole Completes Community College Library Expansion

Anne Arundel’s Library nearly doubles, turns high-tech and green

Washington, DC (November 2012) — EwingCole, one of the nation’s leading architecture, engineering and interior design firms, is pleased to announce the completion of the $17.2 million, Andrew G. Truxal Library expansion and renovation at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, MD. One of the three original buildings from the 1968 campus, the Truxal Library is now nearly doubled in size and completely upgraded technologically.

“As is true of most college libraries, the Truxal Library is the soul of the institution,” said John Chase, EwingCole architect. “The Library plays a critical role in campus life for both students and faculty.  Truxal is now state-of-the-art technologically and energy-efficient, with new areas for private study, collaborative research, and relaxing between classes.”

The expansion added 32,000 sf to the south side of the existing 45,000 sf structure, which is located adjacent to the College’s entrance road. The new two-story glass façade, emphasizing new technologies, is the first image of the library seen by visitors to the campus. According to school officials, positioning the addition on the south side, the last remaining open area on the central campus, reasserts the library as the focus of the academic quad while creating a new iconic image for the College.

Inside, a double-height space contains individual and shared computer work stations and surrounding group study rooms for collaborative learning.  The full-height glass is embedded with a ceramic pattern to control sunlight and reduce glare on the computer screens.

Features of the new library include

134-seat Technology Learning Center
224 […]

EwingCole Healthcare Projects Honored by ENR and AIA

Juror says of Cancer Center: “I see hope here.”
Philadelphia, PA (October 2012) –  EwingCole, one of the nation’s leading architecture, engineering, and interior design firms, is pleased to announce that two of the firm’s healthcare projects have each won awards in ENR’s  Best Projects of the Mid-Atlantic program and in the AIA Philadelphia Design Awards program.  The AIA awards were bestowed on Oct 10; the ENR awards will be given at a Baltimore reception on December 11.

“The diverse criteria of the AIA and ENR reflect the design and engineering excellence that we aspire to as an integrated A/E/I firm,” said Mark Hebden, AIA, president.

The winning projects are the Dale & Frances Hughes Cancer Center at Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg, PA, and the Phase 2 Pavilion of the Kent Campus Expansion at Bayhealth Medical Center in Dover, DE.

Dale & Frances Hughes Cancer Center, Pocono Medical Center

The Hughes Cancer Center won an Honor Award from AIA Philadelphia and an Award of Merit in the Healthcare category from ENR Mid-Atlantic.  The AIA Philadelphia jury commented, “I see hope here. The clarity of glass, white walls, the colors of natural courts, and the attention to detail expresses the science involved in healing. Light is the theme.  The warmth of the sun lifts the spirit of patients during difficult treatments for cancer. Well composed. Crisply detailed.”

Completed in June 2012, Pocono Medical Center’s new 65,000 sf cancer center facility is connected by skywalk to the existing hospital.  From the porte cochere, a three-story central lobby and central garden […]

EwingCole Wins Engineering Awards

Philadelphia, PA (June 2012) – EwingCole, one of the nation’s leading architecture, engineering, and interior design firms, is pleased to announce that it has won three awards from the Delaware Valley Association of Structural Engineers (DVASE).  The projects honored by DVASE are the Outpatient Cancer Center at Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg, PA; the New Headquarters for the United Therapeutics Corporation in Silver Spring, MD; and the Pedestrian Connector for the United Therapeutics Corporation.

“EwingCole’s engineers are focused on delivering collaborative solutions that are sustainable, cost-effective, and address the long term needs of a building,” said Mark Hebden, EwingCole’s President. ”We are honored that our creative solutions to these structural challenges have been recognized by our peers.”

The winning projects were announced on May 16th at the Excellence in Structural Engineering design awards program held at the Top of the Tower at 3 Logan Square, Philadelphia.

The Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center of Pocono Medical Center won the “2012 Outstanding Project Award.”  Completed this past spring, the 65,000 square-foot cancer center consists of composite slab on metal deck construction with a lateral system composed of ordinary steel concentrically braced frames. Drilled piers make up the structure’s foundation. The building was designed for future expansion up to six additional stories. A skywalk footbridge of steel trusses connects the Cancer Center to the main hospital. United Therapeutics’ New Headquarters project won an “Award of Merit.”  This eight-story office tower with two below-grade parking levels beneath an elliptical auditorium structure presented structural challenges.  Support of the auditorium shape, […]

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.

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In practice for over 50 years, EwingCole is an architecture, engineering, interior design, and planning firm of more […]

Construction Begins on EwingCole Designed Keller Army Community Hospital Addition

West Point, NY (February 2012) – EwingCole, an award-winning architecture and engineering firm based in Philadelphia, has designed a new $34 million addition to the Keller Army Community Hospital Clinic at the United States Military Academy at West Point.  The project is designed to achieve LEED Silver Certification and is expected to be completed by May of 2014.

“It was important to provide the West Point community with convenient medical care in an environment comparable to the very best private sector facilities,” said John Capelli, AIA, principal of EwingCole’s government practice. “Through a series of design charrettes with representatives of the US Army Corps and the hospital, we have created a project that enhances the outpatient experience with a modern entrance, lobby and a clear circulation path that allows access to daylight and views of the Academy.”

The 51,000 square foot addition will become the home for optometry, ophthalmology, physical therapy, and orthopedics clinics, as well as provide TRICARE office space. The clinic design can respond over time to changes in the mix of examination rooms, patient needs and physicianservices without the need for renovation. This provides unmatched flexibility for the Army and its patient population. The project will be phased to allow the hospital to remain open during construction.

“This project will significantly expand our capability to execute better our mission of providing world-class health care,” said Keller Army Community Hospital Clinic Commander Col. Beverly C. Land.  “It will prove to be a benefit to our patients to have many of our services that are currently […]