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Opposite, top: The two-story lobby
features a waiting area with durable
terrazzo floors and stain-resistant
upholstery used on furniture. A design
goal for the project was to create
a campus on par with those seen
in larger cities in California, Texas,
or Florida, "something bigger that
can take care of anything, that can
be a pleasing home to patients and
visitors. It has that aura to it," says
Drew Mason, chief operating officer
at Grandview. Opposite, below: A
prominent reception desk by the main
entry welcomes patients and visitors. A
textured panel behind the desk, woodlook laminate panels on the desk and
balcony above, and a quartz countertop
add warmth and texture while being
easy to maintain. Right: Acoustical
ceiling tiles are used throughout the
dining area and in the main lobby,
keeping the open area from becoming
too loud.

critical-installing mechanical systems including
air conditioning.
And so there it was, sitting vacant but intact in
2008, when it came onto the hospital's radar. It
was the perfect spot for what would become the
new and renamed Grandview Medical Center.
"Had they not finished the structure and created
an enclosed entity with conditioned air, this building would have basically been a wasteland for any
consideration going forward," says Keith Granger,
president and CEO of Grandview Medical Center.
While recognizing the building's potential came
quickly, achieving it took a whole lot longer.
There was the good, of course: the ideal location as well as a structure built to healthcare specs
that couldn't be replicated for anything close to
the cost of acquisition. "There was certainly a
huge amount of size and infrastructure work that
took place that we could get at a significant discount, whether you're talking about the land or the
facility," says Drew Mason, chief operating officer
of Grandview.

The major downside was obvious, too. "Could
you take the building and preserve those elements that had already been completed, knowing that they were going to be, in some cases,
approximately 10 years old or older by the time
you occupied it?" Granger says.
In the end, the location won out and the site
was purchased; in December 2008, a certificate
of need application was filed with the state.
However, the filing was hotly contested by local
competitors despite its approval at all judicial
levels, eventually resulting in a ruling more than
four years later by the Alabama Supreme Court
that gave a final approval to proceed.
Inside the box
Brasfield & Gorrie was hired to stay on board as
general contractor and was joined by architect
ESa, and throughout the long wait, the team
planned for a groundbreaking that finally came in
2013. The delay, however, offered the benefit of
time to navigate a unique project. "In some ways,
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