CRC Receives LEED Gold Certification
The Clinical Research Center (CRC) at University of Vermont Medical Center has recently been certified by the U.S. Green Building Council as LEED Gold for Commercial Interiors. MorrisSwitzer~Environments for Health designed the new 10,800SF CRC at UVM Medical Center which provides scientists and clinical researchers with collaborative research space in which to study and discover the causes of, and treatments for, disease.
MorrisSwitzer worked closely with UVM Medical Center, Richard Moore Environmental Consulting, PC Construction, and BVH Integrated Services on the project. Sustainable design was combined with Energy Star rated equipment, water use reduction methods, energy efficient lighting, and re-use of material to achieve LEED Gold Certification for Commercial Interiors.
MorrisSwitzer has been working with UVM Medical Center for over 20 years on multiple projects, the relocation of the CRC was an enabling project for the UVM Medical Center Mother-Baby unit which is under construction.
Eastern Maine Medical Center
A multi-phased $247M modernization project for Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) broke ground with a 361,000SF projects that will provide state-of-the-art operating rooms, consolidated heart care, updated space for laboring moms and their babies, new neonatal intensive care space, and increased private rooms for patients.
The project utilizes evidence-based design in its approach to patient-centered care and is a Center for Health Design Pebble Project member. Phase 1 of the project includes a 29 single-bassinet neonatal intensive care unit, 6 labor and delivery rooms with 25 postpartum rooms, nuclear medicine, non-invasive cardiology, 8 invasive labs, 32 inpatient telemetry rooms, a 24-bed critical care unit, and 14 state-of-the-art operating rooms with pre-op and PACU. The new surgical center will include 2 hybrid ORs and connect with the existing outpatient ORs to create a single surgical department. Emphasis was placed on durability and ease of maintenance as well as infection control, and the comfort of patients and staff.
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
Using a co-located approach, the MorrisSwitzer Life Science Design Team is currently developing a master plan of Merrimack Pharmaceuticals' headquarters in Cambridge, MA.While establishing a vision that embraces their corporate culture, the ongoing master plan is a study of the reorganization and expansion of their research and development labs, GMP manufacturing, warehouse, regulatory and administrative office spaces.The first project currently under construction is an employee lounge that will enhance inter-company communication and work flow.Targeted project completion is estimated for winter 2016.