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it was a mixed blessing, because it did allow us to
really vet the design through a protracted design
process," says Brian Willer, a former architect with
ESa. "There was a lot of due diligence we had to
do. There's a challenge there where you're taking a
box, in essence, and designing within the box and
trying to make the best design within that box that
you can."
As for the condition of that box, about 25 percent
of the existing building was 90-95 percent complete,
including mechanical spaces and patient rooms on
floors 5 through 9 of the 12-story structure. "The
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other 75 percent of the build-out was anywhere
from just pure shell space to some floors pushing
50 percent complete," says Robert Robison,
senior project manager with Brasfield & Gorrie
(Birmingham).
Despite the levels of completion, plenty of
spaces simply had to be demolished. But the project team also wanted to take advantage of what
was there-even if perhaps in the wrong place-so
it saved just about everything in the process. "Door
frames, casework, ductwork, piping ... we demo'd
it, protected it, and saved it until we got the final set

KIERAN REYNOLDS

Above: Custom artwork was
installed on the headwalls of
labor, delivery, and recovery
rooms. All patient rooms
feature vast views of the
surrounding area, while
pieces by Birmingham artists
depicting local scenes were
curated and used throughout
the building. Left: Central
nurses' stations were used
on patient floors, using
an open design for staff
efficiency and to allow easy
dialogue between caregivers,
patients, and family.
Opposite: The openness of
the lobby establishes clear
lines for wayfinding, with the
dining area visible from the
main entry point and having
direct access to an open
courtyard.


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