Creating Place through Legos
South Burlington, VT – CityFest 2015 celebrating the 150th Anniversary of South Burlington included MorrisSwitzer and other local architects creating Architectural Sketches through the use of Legos at the City Center: Creating Place Booth. The Architectural Sketches were made into interactive displays with visitors encouraged to alter the Lego creations. The MorrisSwitzer design approach allowed staff to create their own unique pieces (with the only rule being that they could not exceed a 12 dot x 12 dot footprint) during a series of lunch design charrettes. Once a number of these individual pieces were created, Team MorrisSwitzer spent the last charrettes combining the individual pieces together to form a cohesive whole.
University of Vermont Medical Center
In response to growing demands, Unviersity of Vermont Medical Center formerly Fletcher Allen, will undergo an inpatient bed replacement. The new design includes up to 4 inpatient floors and 128 private rooms.
Each private patient room is being designed with a medical/surgical telemetry bed and enhanced monitoring capability. These technologically sophisticated rooms will cut down on patient transfers, assist with infection control, and vastly improve the patient experience by increasing privacy and reducing noise. Patient rooms will also include space for supporting family members as well as ample natural light.
MorrisSwitzer has a 25 year relationship with Fletcher Allen and has worked in nearly every department of the hospital.
Healthcare Design Features Cohen Childre
The new addition to Steven & Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York is located on the North Shore Long Island Jewish campus. The parcel was bound by campus roadways and the existing children's hospital, which led to the building's angular shape. This orientation also serves to provide greater access to natural light for new and existing patient rooms.
On the Boards
Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotec
The Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology Research is located at the VAMC in Providence, RI and is run in partnership with Brown University. The multi-floor addition project includes dry labs, offices for staff and graduate students, conference space, mechanical and electrical infrastructure updates, and storage. The forward thinking exterior complements the existing 1990’s Research Building and reflects the breakthrough scientific research being used to develop technology that will serve returning Veterans.