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A new home for cardiovascular care

Friday, 20 September 2013

Carle Foundation HospitalA new Heart and Vascular Institute (HVI) opened to patients earlier this month at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois, consolidating previously scattered cardiovascular services in one location.

The HVI, which provides inpatient and outpatient cardiovascular services, occupies the first two floors of the nine-story tower designed by Shepley Bulfinch. HVI’s new facilities include eight catheterization labs and the relocation of cardiac intensive care. The cardiovascular center stands alongside the neuroscience and intensive care units in the new building.

“It was our goal to achieve a building where a patient could have the care for their ...[more]

Univ of Michigan Cardiovascular Center makes news

Friday, 14 March 2008

The Cardiovascular Center at the University of Michigan is still making news nine months after its June 2007 opening.

The programming and space planning of the 420,000 sf Center, located on the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus, is highlighted in “Extreme Makeover” in the March 2008 issue of Health Facilities Management magazine, while its construction and structural engineering at the the subject of a feature piece (“Campus Core”) in the March 2008 issue of Modern Steel Construction.

Shepley Bulfinch designed the project in association with Harley Ellis Devereaux.

University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center: “Materiality in Context”

Friday, 31 August 2007

Univ. of MI Cardiovascular Center, Ann Arbor, MI - SBRA, archite

Architectural materials reinforce the emotional perception of the building in space. An embracing curve of curtainwall, glowing in the heart of the healthcare campus, holds the visitor and public waiting spaces in tight connection to the healing gardens inside and out.

A distinctive brick and punched window composition expresses the rectangular form of the utilitarian spaces behind the curving wall. The building meets the ground plane supported strongly with precast concrete panels with ashlar pattern.

Elise Woodward, AIA, LEED AP

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University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center opens, offers advanced cardiac care

Thursday, 7 June 2007

ANN ARBOR, MI – The University of Michigan held opening ceremonies for its new 420,000 s.f., $215 million Cardiovascular Center (CVC), a centerpiece of the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System campus. The CVC receives its first patients on June 11.

The CVC provides one-stop access to most of the University’s adult heart and vascular care, and allow U-M specialists from different disciplines to work together as never before.

The Center was designed with two guiding principles: creating an inclusive learning and healing environment for everyone from doctors and patients to visitors; and creating connections through medicine, art, gardens and the natural world.

One of its most striking features is a cylindrical, ...[more]

Meditation room: “A Place of Repose”

Sunday, 31 August 2008

Meditation room, University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center

The Meditation Room creates an island of repose, a compelling counterpoint to the powerful medicine practiced at the University of Michigan’s Cardiovascular Center. The design creates a piece of architecture and art that gives form to the desire of the Center’s in-house ministry for a space to nourish the human spirit that would be active, meditative, and non-denominational. Narrow niches in the limestone wall are backlit using fiber-optics to give the impression of filtered daylight. A writing desk nearby holds paper and pencil so that visitors can write down their thoughts, prayers, and notes ...[more]

Anne Garrity named in 20 Making a Difference in Healthcare Design

Thursday, 20 December 2007

Senior healthcare interior designer Anne Garrity was named one of “Twenty Making a Difference” in the December issue of Healthcare Design magazine.

This is Healthcare Design’s second annual feature, which provides peer recognition for those who are advancing the design of healthcare facilities.

Anne brings a unique understanding of the importance of creating healthcare interiors that break down institutional imagery. Her most recent work includes the new Cardiovascular Center at the University of Michigan. A podcast is being developed to narrate the hospital’s art collection for visitors and patients.

With over 25 years of experience, she has designed interiors for a wide range of healthcare clients including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, ...[more]

Integrated flexibility plans for multi-user, high tech imaging investments

3 December 2007

Tradeline Academic Medical Centers conference - San Diego, CA

Elise Woodward and Jennifer Aliber, Shepley Bulfinch
Linda Larin and Margaret Lacki, Cardiovascular Center, University of Michigan

Shepley Bulfinch to design Boston Children’s Hospital tower

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Conceptual sketch_BCH clinical tower_150 pxShepley Bulfinch, a national leader in pediatric healthcare design, has been selected to design the new clinical care tower for Boston Children’s Hospital. The 11-story, 500,000 square foot building on the Longwood Medical Area campus is the largest in the hospital’s history.

The Clinical Care Tower will address the hospital’s continuing growth in domestic and international patient volume and its delivery of high-level tertiary and quaternary care, adding facility space to improve patient flow and enable operational efficiencies for acute care, critical care, diagnostic, and other ancillary services on the core ...[more]