August 24, 2021 Project of the Week
Project Name: Ambulatory Care Building for Siteman Cancer Center
Company Name: Clayco
Project Location: St. Louis, Missouri United States
Project Information/Details: Clayco, a full-service, turnkey real estate, architecture, engineering, design-build and construction firm, and its joint venture (JV) partner TW Constructors recently broke ground on a new 659,000-square-foot ambulatory care center for Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. The School of Medicine-led joint project with BJC HealthCare is located at the corner of Forest Park and Taylor avenues. The nine-story building will feature 238,560-square feet of occupied medical space and a 243,250-square-foot parking garage. “We are honored to work with longstanding clients Washington University School of Medicine and BJC on this important project,” said Rick Moeckel, Executive Vice President of Clayco’s Institutional Business Unit. “We take pride in delivering impactful projects such as this for the surrounding region.” Connected to the Washington University Medical Campus by a pedestrian link, the ambulatory cancer center will feature 96 exam rooms; 88 infusion bays; radiology, breast imaging and chemistry laboratory departments; 430 parking spaces above the main lobby on floors two through four; and a three-bay loading dock in the lower level. This project is the latest addition to the medical campus that continues to expand east into St. Louis’s Central West End. Clayco and TW Constructors are collaborating with architecture firms Lawrence Group and Perkins Eastman to successfully complete this large-scale project slated to open in summer 2024.
August 17, 2021 Project of the Week
Project Name: Uptown Station
Company Name: MBH Architects
Project Location: Oakland, California, United States
Project Information/Details: In 1989, Uptown Station in Oakland, Calif., sustained significant damage and was labeled a condemned property due to the Loma Prieta earthquake. To prevent future damage, the historic station underwent a seismic refit in 1990. While the refit made the building more secure for future natural disasters, it buried and destroyed significant details and characteristics of the historic building. Fast forward to 2016, Uptown Station was gutted, renovated, and expanded into a multi-use hub in the center of downtown Oakland. As architect of record, MBH Architects created a new Uptown Station that includes parking, retail, restaurants, office space, and a multi-tier rooftop park. MBH restored as many historical features as possible and created several elements in the lobby that document the history of the building. The public paseo on the ground floor was inspired by the art deco design—an aesthetic popular when the building was constructed. Keeping the character of the building, most of the original concrete structure was left exposed, as was the structural steel added for the retrofit giving the space an industrial look. The design team paired original elements with oak paneling, Venetian plaster, and large windows to bring in light and create layers of interior spaces. On the office floors, circulation and break spaces surround the floor-to-ceiling atrium glazing. To ensure safety following the 1989 earthquake damage, the design team completed extensive brick repairs and reinforcements. Any removed brick from the original station was salvaged and used to blend the repairs with the existing brick. (Photography Courtesy of Tyler Chartier Photography)
August 10, 2021 Project of the Week
Project Name: The Green at West Village
Company Name: The Michaels Organization
Project Location: Davis, California,United States
Project Information/Details: The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) recently hosted a grand opening for The Green at West Village, which includes 1.3 million square feet of student housing and amenity space. The $575 million project adds nearly 3,300 beds to the campus in apartment style units, helping the University toward its goal to house 50 percent of its student population. Phase I opened in September 2020. The Michaels Organization was the project developer, working with UC Davis in a public-private partnership. Global design firm Stantec provided architecture and interior design, buildings engineering, ICT, fire protection, acoustics, and landscape architecture services. CBG Building Company was the general contractor. All project costs are coming from the proceeds of a tax-exempt bond sale—the largest bond sale ever for a student housing project in the US. Situated on 35 acres, the project includes nine four-story apartment buildings along with indoor and outdoor community space and recreational fields. A 10,000-square-foot community building houses a fitness center, multipurpose room, and support services. Sustainability was a driving force for The Green at West Village. With its expansive solar electric arrays, The Green contributes to the overall neighborhood goal of net-zero energy annually, as the project will generate as much energy as it uses within a year. In addition to the solar facilities, the design encourages bicycle commuting for students. There is a designated bike-parking area for each bed in the complex—nearly 3,300—which supports reduced areas for car parking. “It was truly exciting to be part of an integrated team that helped UC Davis realize its housing goals, which sets the standard for the University of California system,” said Aris Garrison, Stantec design architect. “The objective to ‘make the best, for the most, for the least’ drove the design decisions. It’s inspiring to see the finished product, which demonstrates what is possible when public and private sectors work together.” The housing project includes studios, as well as one, two, three, and four-bedroom apartments. Each apartment has furnished bedroom and living spaces, bathrooms, full kitchens, and common spaces. There are also social and study areas on each apartment building floor. The apartment community will be operated by Michaels Student Living Management. Collegiate Housing Foundation will hold the ground lease with the University of California. UC Davis Student Housing and Dining Services will provide marketing, leasing, and on-site residence life support services.