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ABOUT US Firm Introduction Hobbs+Black Architects, founded in 1965, is one of the top 10 largest architectural firms in Michigan and nationally recognized as one of the Top 500 Design Firms by ENR (2017). Over 60 dedicated professionals provide architectural, interior design, and related consulting services from our offices in Ann Arbor, Lansing and Phoenix. Our diversified practice meets design challenges that often require extensive research and innovation. Our work philosophy embraces innovation and flexibility, which translate into increased efficiency, and a unique approach to solving complex problems. As a full-service architecture firm, we can provide our clients with complete support from conceptual study through to

Map of office and architectural registration locations across the United States of America. Hobbs+Black Architectural Offices are located in Ann Arbor and Lansing, Michigan and Phoenix, Arizona.

construction administration, including the following: this goal, the Owner’s participation in the design process is

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Facility Audit and Site Analysis Site Planning, Design, and Zoning Facility Programming Master Planning Architectural Design Space Planning Contract Document Development Interior Design and Procurement Signage Design and Implementation Relocation Management Post Occupancy Evaluation LEED Design and Management

P r o j e c t E x p e r i e n c e A n d A pp r o a c h The Hobbs+Black Healthcare Studio’s experience includes new facility design as well as renovation and conversion of existing facilities for hospitals, physicians and commercial developers. The types of Healthcare projects completed by the Studio are diverse, ranging from hospital facilities master planning, expansion and renovation to medical office buildings, ambulatory care centers, chemical dependency facilities, and assisted living complexes for the elderly. Hobbs+Black has completed projects in over 23 states. To achieve success in today’s changing Healthcare industry, each project must be approached with a focus on the market, operational management as well as creative planning. To meet

critical. Our design team knows Healthcare facilities, but only those who manage and operate your existing facilities on a daily basis know every detail of how the new space will be used. In a dynamic process, we combine your ideas and knowledge about your operation with our ideas and knowledge of Healthcare facility design. The result is a solution that is strategic, affordable, and comprehensive. With detailed programming input, Hobbs+Black will translate a facility program into a facility design that is aesthetically appropriate, functionally efficient, and can accommodate future changes. We take pride in our reputation for creating patient-sensitive environments that evoke a sense of warmth and caring, while contributing to the integrity and efficiency of our clients’ Healthcare operations.

Interior Design The Hobbs+Black Interior Design Studio has an award-winning portfolio exhibiting projects from a variety of sectors including education, corporate office, healthcare, hospitality, and senior living. Our clients range from small organizations seeking economically efficient workspace solutions to cutting edge healthcare facilities bridging the gap between comfort and sterility. Our ability to successfully resolve and surpass the goals of such a diverse group of clients directly stems from our approach; we engage each client in a dialogue to gain an understanding of their needs, resources, and objectives. The unique information discovered through this open programming process is the

ABOUT US foundation for the entire project. We design the space to directly

Our designs are meant to capture the essence of the mission

reflect the client’s input, and space plans are created around the

and vision of the client to ensure that their priorities and values

personalized information of the client’s work-flow and growth.

are incorporated into their facilities. Because any new project

With a space specifically designed around the client’s daily

represents a tremendous capital investment, we design with a

use, tenants experience heightened functionality, flexibility,

respect to cost. By attending to the needs of the public at large,

and efficiency while any obstacles affecting movement and

we conceptualize the facility appropriately.

productivity are alleviated. We understand that there cannot be a singular focus when



Regulatory Agencies

creating a space, but an overall understanding of every

Through our experience in the design of healthcare projects,

objective. Our diverse team draws from our members’ vast

The Hobbs+Black Healthcare Studio has developed excellent

and varied experiences to solve and transcend unique design

working relationships with both State and local regulatory

challenges. In addition, our strong working relationship with a

agencies. We are able to utilize this experience to facilitate

variety of consultants allows us to draw from a large number of

agency approvals for our health care clients.

resources bringing the client the maximum amount of options both in cost and aesthetic.



Pre-Design Services

Master planning and programming are the critical first phases of the design process. Because of their importance in helping to establish the functional and financial future of each project, Hobbs+Black develops these phases in greater detail than might be provided by a less experienced firm. Such detail requires that we generate an accurate database from which to work, including an understanding of the Owner’s existing facilities.

Other Professional Services Hobbs+Black has worked with many clients in important areas related to design. These areas include building code review, facility and site evaluation, and construction feasibility studies. We have also assisted clients in securing and coordinating other related services such as environmental analysis, strategic business planning, financial feasibility studies, and market evaluations.



C o m pa n y V a l u e s

Hobbs+Black’s philosophy and company values require an understanding of the project scope – whether it be promoting a welcoming and caring environment, incorporating new advances in technology and operations, or establishing an appropriate fixture in the community. Additionally, Hobbs+Black understands the needs of our clients, especially in regards to branding.

Hobbs+Black Architects’ main office is housed inside a historic stone church that was built in 1886 at the corner of State and Huron Streets in Ann Arbor, Michigan. With two additional branch locations in Lansing, Michigan and Phoenix, Arizona, we are a full-service firm providing architectural, interior design, and related consulting services from all three offices.

Cardiac unit patient beds in the new space.


Tucson West Hospital provides for two distinct Surgical Departments: the Main Surgery Department, and the Secondary Surgery Department. The former of the two, which features 14 fully integrated operating rooms with four Cardiac Interventional Suites, also houses an integrated and identifiable Pediatric Surgical service. The second Surgery Department is an integrated component of the Medical Center’s new Orthopaedic Center of Excellence. The Center is a partnership between Tucson Medical Center and Tucson Orthopaedic Institute and is located within the new West Hospital. An Orthopaedic Surgery Department with 12 fully integrated operating rooms and a 40-private patient nursing unit for Orthopaedic specialties, it provides for the main Tucson Orthopedic Institute Clinical Center. Supporting the West Hospital is a new parking structure with 632 parking spaces located immediately west of the new hospital facility. Additional site development includes a new Main Entrance for Tucson Medical Center, improved west campus circulation, new Emergency Center Entrance, and a new Founder’s Park. A major campus infrastructure project supports the new facilities.

TUCSON MEDICAL CENTER New operating room and equipment.

Private patient room with bathroom.

New nurses station with tile detail.


Coffee and break area with Southwest accents.

Building exterior and site design reflects the region.

Pediatrics waiting area and custom features for children.

Valet and drop-off at main entry with glass curtain wall.


Over the past 40 years, Mendelson Kornblum Orthopedic & Spine Specialists have grown their practice into three centers located in Oakland and Wayne Counties. Continued growth presented the need for developing a main facility for MKOS in Livonia, Michigan. The new Orthopedic and Spine Center required development of a 44,000 square foot facility that supports diagnostic equipment, treatment areas, and rehabilitation programs. Focus programs of the new center include a major orthopedics clinic, an ambulatory surgery center, MRI, and physical therapy center along with private practice suites. Architecture for the MKOS Medical Building considers the surrounding residential and professional office area. Located near St. Mary Mercy Hospital, the two-story center incorporates brick and stone in the facade, which reflects the strength and patient care approach of the organization.


Lobby and waiting area with plenty of natural light.

MENDELSON KORNBLUM ORTHOPEDIC (MKOS) Front facade with stone detailing and entry area curtain wall.

New cafeteria seating area with flatscreen.

Patient check-in and waiting areas.

Waiting area with fireplace.

Walkway and curved drive approaching the main entrance to the new hospital.


After acquiring a 10-acre parcel to develop a new Ambulatory Care Center, Clarkston Medical Group required a new facility to house a plethora of medical services. Featuring a major diagnostics practice clinic, diagnostic imaging, urgent care, ambulatory surgery, sleep studies, and medical practice space in a three-story facility, the 132,000 square foot project is unique in the sense that the collaborative clinic approach was used in a private physician group model. The clinics within the building were organized in a way that is similar to a hospital-owned ambulatory care center (i.e., the Mayo Clinic or Henry Ford Health Center). By bringing together 21 service lines of referring physicians under one roof and grouping together related services such as women’s imaging, women’s surgery, and dermatology, the Ambulatory Care Center is able to provide comprehensive, outpatient care within the same facility. Architecture for the new center embraces the community development vision of a village and draws from the architecture of historic precedents. The facility is constructed of brick and stone, set in a university style motif with large, expansive bay windows, trellises’, and open waiting rooms. The evidence-based design theme carries to the inside of the building where a large day lit atrium provides a setting of strength, permanence and healing.

CLARKSTON MEDICAL BUILDING Front drop-off and valet at hospital entryway.

Front entry lobby and directory area at first floor.

CLARKSTON MEDICAL BUILDING Facade shading screen design and detail.

Facade with crosswalk and shading screen.

View of entire hospital- front view at valet and main entrance.

Front entry seating arrangements and elevator lobby with custom terrazzo floor.


Building exterior details with stone and brick.

As part of their growth initiative, Compass Health Care developed a Community Cancer Center in East Lansing, Michigan. The new Cancer Center provides for radiation and oncology, with a long range plan to offer medical infusion. Architecture for the Community Cancer Center reflects technological innovation, along with an expression of a wellness oriented center. Exterior materials consist of masonry, stone, and glass.

Patient check-in and waiting area seating arrangements.

Transitional atrium and passageway connecting hospital areas.


Major emphasis for the St. Mary Mercy development program involved conversion of the hospital’s 304 licensed beds to an all private model. The approach involved constructing a new patient tower that incorporated 80 private medical-surgical beds, with variable acuity. Upon the completion of the new patient tower, all of the hospital’s remaining patient beds were converted to private status, incorporating the standards of the new care model. The Facilities Master Plan supported the much needed replacement of the Emergency Department, which was relocated on the first floor of the new tower; capabilities include supporting a 60,000 patient visit model and a new Graduate Medical Education Center (GME). The new GME Center supports residency programs for 200 students, teaching facilities, labs, resident education center, and living accommodations.

ST. MARY MERCY HOSPITAL - LIVONIA Central circulation atrium and seating areas.

ST. MARY MERCY HOSPITAL - LIVONIA Custom patient check-in reception desk and terrazzo floor pattern.

Patient treatment room.

Private patient room and bathroom.

Nursing / Doctor work stations.

Custom reception desk at patient check-in area and seating area.


As part of Sparrow’s mission, delivery of care to outreaching rural communities is critical. With a goal of furthering success for Sparrow Ionia, the health system determined the need to construct a replacement hospital on 23 acres of land at an improved location for servicing the Ionia community and adjacent areas. The new Sparrow Ionia Hospital was developed as a critical access hospital providing all major healthcare diagnostic and treatment spaces. The hospital contains 22 private inpatient beds, a surgery department with two state-of-the-art ORs, two procedure suites, a 12-private-room emergency department, and an imaging suite with all diagnostics. An outpatient clinic provides for rotating physician services, infusion, and a sleep studies clinic. Architecture for the new facility considers the importance of the new hospital to the Ionia community and establishment of the Sparrow brand. The two-story building is constructed of brick and stone and embraces a main entrance tower that has been established on Sparrow Hospital’s Main Campus in Lansing. Additional long-term master planning for the site considers development of an attached 40,000 square foot medical office building. This is a LEED for Healthcare certified project.

SPARROW IONIA HOSPITAL Waiting area off of main lobby and directory.

SPARROW IONIA HOSPITAL Main entry and valet area at front of hospital.

New operating room and equipment.

New meeting/classroom work space.

Overall view of new hospital over walking paths and retention pond fountain.


Henry Ford Health System retained Hobbs+Black to provide strategic planning for their replacement hospital campus in Brownstown Township. Initial pieces of the project include the master plan for long-term development as well as the opening phase of development – design and construction of the Ambulatory Care Center. The long-range program will eventually replace Wyandotte Hospital. The plan, developed through working sessions between Henry Ford and Wyandotte Hospital administration, the community of Brownstown Township, and planners from Hobbs+Black, this plan considers an ultimate build-out of a two-phase Ambulatory Care Center, two-phase Clinics Building, and phased inpatient facility with the potential to develop approximately 1,600,000 square feet on the campus. Integrating Henry Ford Health System with Wyandotte General Hospital, the project is designed as a completely flexible model supportive of growing population trends in the area and changing healthcare economics. The site and the building(s) themselves are a flexible entity allowing for multiple stages of growth, for any service, line in any direction. The first phase of this project brings together traditional and contemporary aesthetics in a seamless transition. The outer wings, A and C, are reminiscent of the original Henry Ford Hospital on West Grand Boulevard, Detroit. Using brick and limestone with design elements that include the green copper roof and tall brick chimneys, the building pays homage to the history and legacy of Henry Ford. Connecting the two limestone towers, a broad glass canopy reflects the modernity of Wyandotte hospital.


Upper offices overlook entry lobby and seating areas.

HENRY FORD HEALTH CENTER- BROWNSTOWN Front entry valet area and flagpole seating area.

New operating room and equipment.

Nurse station and patient treatment rooms.

Front entry detail.


Formerly known as Oakwood Heritage Hospital, the merger with Beaumont Health system has strengthened Exterior of hospital at night.

the brand for the comprehensive medical campus. The program for Beaumont Hospital - Taylor, is a comprehensive embodiment of diagnostics, treatment (both surgical and non-surgical), rehabilitation, and research. With both inpatient and ambulatory services, the Bone and Joint Institute focuses on the hospital’s surgical service with four new state-of-the-art orthopedic based operating suites and four renovated operating suites. The new ORs surround a common sterile core, significantly improving operations in the facility. The intent is to provide a patient, family, and staff focused hospitality environment which will include all private preperation and recovery rooms, as well as a new Pain Management Center. It is recognized that all Orthopedics do not require surgery, so a Surgical Teaching Lab was added, where new treatments and protocols are learned and skills perfected.

Front entry lighting and roof canopy.

A new 12-bed all private Inpatient Unit is provided to support the Institute’s goals with bariatric services, on-site physical rehabilitation and wellness training, and family-integrated operations.The aesthetic is reminiscent of a resort, creating a calm and engaging atmosphere. The existing Heritage Hospital is contemporary in style with multiple courtyards, breaking up the mass of the facility. Combined with a natureoriented focus, the Bone and Joint Institute continues with the use of brick, stone, wood and glass to transition the outdoors to the interior.

Front entry valet and drop off.

Nurse stations and patient divided areas with coordinated finishes.


The Northville Health Center for The University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) provides comprehensive health services that cater to the Western Wayne and Oakland County communities. Offering an array of diagnostic, treatment, and rehabilitation specialties, the Northville Health Center is positioned as the centerpiece of a major mixed-use, wellness-oriented community in Northville. The expansive, 80-acre





prevention and wellness services, and an array of retail venues. The first phase of development contains 100,000 square feet of healthcare facilities in a two-story building with the architectural and site character signifying the strength and wellness/prevention initiatives of UMHS and supporting the character of the Northville community. Long-term master planning allows for expansion to 200,000 square feet supporting expansion and integration of additional services. Front of New Building.

Overall view of new West Pavilion addition and entry canopies.


The new Phoenix Children’s Hospital West Pavilion addresses a number of service lines in need of expansion, especially the emergency department (ED). The new ED is designed around a 100,000 patient/year volume, four times the capacity of the existing facility, and is designed around a patient first care model. The acute care area consists of 63 private patient exam rooms and is designed in four quadrants with the exam rooms in each, surrounding a clinical core, providing a continuous direct connection between patients and clinicians. Traffic and transport are held at the outside of the quadrants eliminating the traditional ED chaos of all traffic and services from a single corridor. The ED also features dedicated triage and trauma suites, along with an in-department CT suite. Six exam rooms focusing on behavioral health are provided with dedicated nursing support. Four isolation suites are provided. A new central laboratory supports all of the requirements of the hospital’s 391 licensed beds and the multiple off-campus care sites. A new hematology/oncology center with a 20 exam room clinic and 18-bay infusion center, a new hospital administration department, a physician and administrative village with officing and on-call rooms, as well as an expanded lower level supporting the hospital’s infrastructure and support services needs are included in the additional programs. The West Pavilion is tied directly to the hospital’s patient and support network with direct linkage to the hospital core with elevator access to the rooftop helipad. Architecture for the West Pavilion reflects the existing hospital campus character. The exterior provides a combination of interest with layers of the building skin unfolding and introducing an element of whimsy. An outdoor garden is afforded near the ED entrance offering an area of respite countering the known anxiety of an emergency department.


Emergency Department waiting area and nurses station.

Waiting room with commissioned acrylic artwork on the ceiling.


Undulating parking garage wall, outdoor sculpture and view through windows into new Emergency Room waiting room.

Children’s MRI exam room.

HEALTHCARE HONORS & AWARDS University of Michigan Northville Health Center, Northville, MI >> 2014 Michigan Build Award Tucson Medical Center For Children, Tucson, AZ >> AZRE RED Awards 2014: Healthcare Project >> Healthcare Design, Best in Category, 2012 Remodel/ Renovation Competition >> ENR Southwest, Award of Merit, >> Best Health Care Project Design Intelligence 333 Award Design Intelligence: Almanac of Architecture & Design 2011 >> Recognized as one of America’s 333 Leading Architecture & Design Firms Firm of the Year Award >> AIA Michigan, 2009 Beaumont Health Dearborn Dearborn Town Center, Dearborn, MI >> Development of the Year, ULI, 2009 Beaumont Health >> Press Ganey Success Award for Patient Satisfaction, 2009 Mercy Memorial Hospital, Monroe, MI >> IIDA Award, 2009 >> AIA Huron Valley Interior Architecture Honor Award, 2009 Bell Memorial Hospital Ishpeming, MI >> Facility of the Month, Jan/Feb 2009 HC&O News, Vol.7, No.1

Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, Center for Health Services Brownstown, MI >> The Brick Industry Association Brick in Architecture Award, 2006 >> Center for Health Design Architectural Showcase, 2006 >> CAM Featured Article, MetroDetroit Edition, 2007 >> Masonry Institute of Michigan Featured Article, Story Pole, 2007 >> Architectural Contractors Trade Assn. Intex Award Winner, Millwork, 2007 >> Michigan Interior Design Excellence Award Best of Category: Healthcare, 2007 >> Press Ganey Summit Award for Patient Satisfaction, 2009 Beaumont Health- Trenton Ambulatory Surgical Center Trenton, MI >> Center for Health Design, >> Architectural Showcase, 2005 Cheboygan Memorial Health Center Cheboygan, MI >> Education & Healthcare Construction Review, Featured Article, Michigan Edition, 2005 Detroit Medical Center, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan Detroit, MI >> Center for Health Design, Architectural Showcase, 2004 University Commons, Ann Arbor, MI >> Masonry Institute of Michigan, M Award: Excellence in Masonry Design, 2004

Detroit Medical Center, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center Detroit, MI >> Center for Health Design, P ebble Project, 2004 St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ellen Thompson Women’s Center Ann Arbor, MI >> Michigan Interior Design Excellence Award, Best of Category, 2003 >> Michigan Interior Design Excellence Award, Special Recognition: Creative Materials, 2003 >> Michigan Interior Design Excellence Award, Special Recognition: Creative Use of Color, 2003 Borgess Medical Center Clinical Laboratory Kalamazoo, MI >> American Institute of Architects >> Advanced Technology Facilities Design, 1997 DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan Rehabilitation Services Detroit, MI >> Michigan Interior Design Excellence Award, Best of Competition Award, 1996 >> AIA Modern Healthcare Award, 1996

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