P R O J E C T D E S C R I P T I O N
Tasked with doubling the size of the existing cancer treatment center, GDA designed a multi-phased addition and renovation in a manner that allowed the facility to continue to function during the renovation. The design included a new entrance, waiting areas, infusion rooms, labs, pharmacy, clean rooms, offices, and patient rooms.
GDA made use of glazing with organic materials embedded inside to bring plants into the interior without the risks living plants can have on a healthcare interior environment. Use of natural materials in cabinetry and curvilinear shapes helped to soften the spaces and make them less sterile. Colorful blue textured resin panels suggests cool water while an eco-fireplace around the corner gives off heat.
A visual artwork, “Chromosome 2”, was created by Geri Ondrizek of Portland, Oregon which was applied to a glazed wall in a waiting area. The 14’ long artwork depicts enlarged renderings of human chromosomes. The piece and the accompanying information panel informs viewers of the artist’s interest in the scientific research and the imagery, at microscopic levels. Applied to a glass panel, it can be observed from the adjacent corridor where patients exit to the lobby.
Client: University Healthcare Foundation
Contract Officer: Bradley Freeman
Location: Dorothy McCormick Building, WVU East Campus, Martinsburg, WV
Status: Completed 2019
Cost: Not Available