West 5th Street Campus
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Juravinski Centre
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
St. Joseph's Health System

Our participation in this project began with the development of a Master Plan for the purpose of accommodating an expanded program that would support mental health primary care, a specialty clinic, and a diagnostic care facility within the City of Hamilton. We were engaged to evaluate the large available site and to make a determination as to where on the Campus the new development could be best situated in terms of future position as well as the minimization of adverse impacts to ongoing operations. As a subconsultant to Zeidler Partnership Architects, we developed a comprehensive Master Plan for the Campus that showed phased build out and phased demolition or reconfiguration of existing facilities that allowed for continued operation during the project.

We were then charged with developing the schematic design and project-specific output specifications for the ensuing design-build-finance-maintain project and continued on that project as compliance architects.

The new Campus consists of 305 inpatient beds, outpatient space, and all clinical and administrative support space necessary in the provision of specialized mental health and addiction services. The total building gross floor area is 930,000 square feet. The redevelopment project includes the re-use of a historically designated building.

The project encompasses a diversity of complementary programs providing citywide medical services on-site in addition to comprehensive mental health services. This includes medical specialty clinics, an advanced diagnostics and treatment facility incorporating MRI’s, fMRI’s, ultrasound, radiography, breast, cardio, and neurological imaging. The project also includes nearly 100,000 square feet of basic research wet and dry laboratory space. It will also treat co-morbid substance abuse.

This project is on track to achieve LEED Silver certification. The construction budget is $630,000,000 (Canadian).

Award Honor Award, AIA Eastern, New York Chapter, 2008

architecture+ is a sub-consultant to the Zeidler Partnership Architects for programming, planning, schematic design, and compliance architecture for a PSOS providing an exemplar design for this DBMF project.

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