HEALTH CARE ARCHITECTURE
HealthEast St. John’s Hospital– Fairview Type of facility: Diagnostic and therapeutic facility Location: Maplewood Ownership organization: HealthEast Architect/Interior design: EAPC Architects Engineers Engineers: Parsons Electric LLC, Palanisami & Associates, and Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors, Inc. Contractor: Kraus-Anderson Completion date: July 2018 Total cost: $700,000 Square Feet: 1,410 SF Remodel
o better serve patient needs, EAPC designed a complete remodel for the treatment space of the Linear Accelerator as well as waiting and common space areas outside the vault. This new equipment allows the hospital to conduct more accurate and refined treatments for patients while providing a grand atmosphere within a relatively small room. The point of design emphasis was the Linear Accelerator vault itself, with special attention
paid to the new machine’s strict requirements. All-new casework and finishes were installed. An enchanting and inviting display was created by a drop-down ceiling featuring fiber-optic panels and a cove with color-changing LED lights designed to enhance the patient experience, and soften the room for an otherwise hard and chilled environment. The sub-wait area just outside the vault includes new work to the soffit and a new privacy glass wall configuration.
Engler Health Center Type of facility: Multi-specialty ambulatory care center Location: Chaska Ownership organization: MSP Commercial Architect/Interior design: Sperides Reiners Architects Engineers: Sambatek, Inc. (Civil); Ericksen Roed & Associates (Structural) Contractor: RJM Construction Completion date: April 2018 Total Cost: $9 million Square Feet: 28,613
eveloped by MSP Commercial, the Engler Health Center is part of the 80-acre Chaska Creek Business Center anchored by Hy-Vee, to be completed in 2020. The building represents a growing trend of incorporating health care access into a retail shopping experience. The architectural design conveys a Main Street feel. Exterior materials evoke Chaska’s history of creating brick using river clay and buff colors, dark bronze metal
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paneling, and classic brick recalling its industrialera cast iron foundry. Handsome unitized patterns and stacking techniques are derived from German traditional construction styles, referencing geological stratification on the river. The lobby and overall interior design employ warm colors, abundant natural light, and wood flooring tile to create a welcoming atmosphere. Current tenants include Southwest Eye Care, Catalyst Medical Center, and Town Dental.