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Beam me up: construction begins for Children’s Hospital of Michigan

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

The New Children's Hospital of MichiganA beam signing ceremony today signaled the official start of construction on the new Children’s Hospital of Michigan in the heart of the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Midtown Detroit campus. Patients, their families, community members, and DMC executives and staff joined the celebration, inscribing messages and well wishes on the 1.65 ton beam, which was placed as the cornerstone of this project.

The new Children’s Hospital of Michigan will house pediatric researchers, clinicians and innovators in heart health, emergency medicine, critical care, neonatology, hematology/oncology, nephrology and other disciplines. ...[more]

Children’s Hospital of Michigan project now LEED certified

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Childrens Hosp of Mich Specialty Ctr - DetroitLEED certification for the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Specialty Center-Detroit sends a powerful message: helping children grow up healthy starts with a healthy environment. The Center, which was completed in 2012, is the first LEED-certified project on the hospital’s urban campus.

“We are very pleased to offer our patients and families and staff this facility built just for them,” says Herman Gray, MD, president, DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan. “Knowing that the building is also LEED certified supports our mission to continually work to improve the ...[more]

Construction milestone for Children’s Hospital of Michigan

Friday, 24 June 2011

In a ceremony earlier today at DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan, the final steel beam was raised to the top of the new Children’s Hospital of Michigan Specialty Center-Detroit.

Children’s Hospital of Michigan President Herman Gray, MD, provided an update on the specialty center’s progress. DMC President and CEO Mike Duggan joined Dr. Gray in signing the final beam. The program concluded with the traditional placement of the beam with a live evergreen tree on top of the new building.

Throughout the week, in commemoration of the ...[more]

Groundbreaking at Children’s Hospital of Michigan

Monday, 1 November 2010

Detroit Medical Center broke ground today for the new Specialty Center for Children’s Hospital of Michigan in a ceremony attended by federal, state, and regional legislators and community leaders. They joined Vanguard Health System’s Vice President Keith Pitts, Detroit Medical Center CEO Mike Duggan, and Children’s Hospital of Michigan President Herman Gray, MD, for the event.

“Children’s Hospital of Michigan outpatient volumes have grown significantly in the past several years,” said Dr Gray. “The new specialty center will help us improve access for children we ...[more]

Children’s Hospital of Michigan: Blowing up the traditional design process

16 November 2015

Healthcare Design '15, Washington DC

Uma Ramanathan, AIA, Principal, Shepley Bulfinch
Joseph L. Lelli, Jr, MD, Children's Hospital of Michigan
Doug Dulin, JWA Consulting

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]