North Fayette Township | Renovation | 68,000 square feet | Anticipated December 2022 | Construction value: $21.5M
The understanding that one location could allow their patients and staff a greater ability to provide care continuity, patient satisfaction, and service efficiencies led to a complete transformation of an already-existing family recreation center. With the AHN North Fayette Health + Wellness Pavilion, overall positive health outcomes came into focus.
AHN has been providing services and specialties in a variety of disparate locations in the North Fayette area. The understanding that a single-location space was feasible meant that AHN could provide the continuity of care needed by their patients. In addition to this consolidation of services, including Imaging, Behavioral Health, Specimen Collection, Physicians’ Practices, and 72 exam rooms, the AHN Center for Reproductive Medicine was introduced, including an IVF clinic, ASC, Embryology Laboratory, and Andrology Laboratory. This centrally located specialty department will help individuals and couples hoping to have a family.
To deliver such a complex project required a diverse set of design disciplines being brought together, include site/civil, MEP, Structural, Acoustics, and Vibration.
Feasibility studies allowed assessments of project scopes and challenges before progressing through construction documents and construction. And to iterate alternative design solutions, energy modeling and other techniques were used. The Construction Manager was critical in evaluating cost, lead times, and constructability of proposed design solutions. For this project, the AE worked directly for the Developer (MJB Development), and not for the end user, AHN. Medical equipment, including major imaging and surgical equipment, were incorporated into the design and vetted by the end users and vendors.
To completely transform a family recreation center – making bowling alleys into operating rooms and laboratories, and so much more – into a high-performance medical facility required skillful intervention and creativity to envision the property’s full potential.
To keep the project on schedule, a fast-track delivery method was used. Early packages and construction proceeded prior to the completion of construction documents allowed for schedule compression; this demanded a high degree of coordination and flexibility from the team. The transformation of the building was successful, and the transformation in the ability for AHN to provide the needed continuity of care for their patients will continue to be a success.