The client is a specialized medical practice of 32 doctors, operating out of two clinics in separate hospitals, and a third location with business operations and administrative offices.  They sought consolidation, improved efficiency and an option for future growth.

GA Studio spent nearly a year analyzing the client’s operational flow and opportunities for efficiency gain.  By studying their weekly routines and applying lean principles, GA Studio was able to deliver design for a singular building with approximately 25% less area of programmed space than the doctors believed they needed at the onset.  The building layout is customized for optimal patient flow, clear circulation, daylit public spaces and the inclusion of surplus space for immediate tenants, which can be converted to accommodate growth for the client as needed in future years.

Through selective bidding, the building’s construction contract came in under budget, and the client is eager to begin realizing cost savings through efficiencies enabled by the architecture and the architect as operational planner.

Cardiovascular Associates
 

The client is a specialized medical practice of 32 doctors, operating out of two clinics in separate hospitals, and a third location with business operations and administrative offices.  They sought consolidation, improved efficiency and an option for future growth.

GA Studio spent nearly a year analyzing the client’s operational flow and opportunities for efficiency gain.  By studying their weekly routines and applying lean principles, GA Studio was able to deliver design for a singular building with approximately 25% less area of programmed space than the doctors believed they needed at the onset.  The building layout is customized for optimal patient flow, clear circulation, daylit public spaces and the inclusion of surplus space for immediate tenants, which can be converted to accommodate growth for the client as needed in future years.

Through selective bidding, the building’s construction contract came in under budget, and the client is eager to begin realizing cost savings through efficiencies enabled by the architecture and the architect as operational planner.

Cardiovascular Associates
 

The client is a specialized medical practice of 32 doctors, operating out of two clinics in separate hospitals, and a third location with business operations and administrative offices.  They sought consolidation, improved efficiency and an option for future growth.

GA Studio spent nearly a year analyzing the client’s operational flow and opportunities for efficiency gain.  By studying their weekly routines and applying lean principles, GA Studio was able to deliver design for a singular building with approximately 25% less area of programmed space than the doctors believed they needed at the onset.  The building layout is customized for optimal patient flow, clear circulation, daylit public spaces and the inclusion of surplus space for immediate tenants, which can be converted to accommodate growth for the client as needed in future years.

Through selective bidding, the building’s construction contract came in under budget, and the client is eager to begin realizing cost savings through efficiencies enabled by the architecture and the architect as operational planner.

Cardiovascular Associates
 

The client is a specialized medical practice of 32 doctors, operating out of two clinics in separate hospitals, and a third location with business operations and administrative offices.  They sought consolidation, improved efficiency and an option for future growth.

GA Studio spent nearly a year analyzing the client’s operational flow and opportunities for efficiency gain.  By studying their weekly routines and applying lean principles, GA Studio was able to deliver design for a singular building with approximately 25% less area of programmed space than the doctors believed they needed at the onset.  The building layout is customized for optimal patient flow, clear circulation, daylit public spaces and the inclusion of surplus space for immediate tenants, which can be converted to accommodate growth for the client as needed in future years.

Through selective bidding, the building’s construction contract came in under budget, and the client is eager to begin realizing cost savings through efficiencies enabled by the architecture and the architect as operational planner.

Cardiovascular Associates
 

The client is a specialized medical practice of 32 doctors, operating out of two clinics in separate hospitals, and a third location with business operations and administrative offices.  They sought consolidation, improved efficiency and an option for future growth.

GA Studio spent nearly a year analyzing the client’s operational flow and opportunities for efficiency gain.  By studying their weekly routines and applying lean principles, GA Studio was able to deliver design for a singular building with approximately 25% less area of programmed space than the doctors believed they needed at the onset.  The building layout is customized for optimal patient flow, clear circulation, daylit public spaces and the inclusion of surplus space for immediate tenants, which can be converted to accommodate growth for the client as needed in future years.

Through selective bidding, the building’s construction contract came in under budget, and the client is eager to begin realizing cost savings through efficiencies enabled by the architecture and the architect as operational planner.

Cardiovascular Associates
 

The client is a specialized medical practice of 32 doctors, operating out of two clinics in separate hospitals, and a third location with business operations and administrative offices.  They sought consolidation, improved efficiency and an option for future growth.

GA Studio spent nearly a year analyzing the client’s operational flow and opportunities for efficiency gain.  By studying their weekly routines and applying lean principles, GA Studio was able to deliver design for a singular building with approximately 25% less area of programmed space than the doctors believed they needed at the onset.  The building layout is customized for optimal patient flow, clear circulation, daylit public spaces and the inclusion of surplus space for immediate tenants, which can be converted to accommodate growth for the client as needed in future years.

Through selective bidding, the building’s construction contract came in under budget, and the client is eager to begin realizing cost savings through efficiencies enabled by the architecture and the architect as operational planner.

Cardiovascular Associates
 

The client is a specialized medical practice of 32 doctors, operating out of two clinics in separate hospitals, and a third location with business operations and administrative offices.  They sought consolidation, improved efficiency and an option for future growth.

GA Studio spent nearly a year analyzing the client’s operational flow and opportunities for efficiency gain.  By studying their weekly routines and applying lean principles, GA Studio was able to deliver design for a singular building with approximately 25% less area of programmed space than the doctors believed they needed at the onset.  The building layout is customized for optimal patient flow, clear circulation, daylit public spaces and the inclusion of surplus space for immediate tenants, which can be converted to accommodate growth for the client as needed in future years.

Through selective bidding, the building’s construction contract came in under budget, and the client is eager to begin realizing cost savings through efficiencies enabled by the architecture and the architect as operational planner.

Cardiovascular Associates
 

Birmingham’s B.L. Harbert International, a construction company that builds U.S. embassies around the world, is breaking ground on a new campus for its International Division.

The first phase of the twelve-acre campus, at the corner of Lakeshore Crossings, will house two new buildings: a two story 38,000 square foot office building and a 38,000 square foot logistics and quality control facility.

The campus is divided in half by the Little Shades Creek. On the East half sits a unique two-story stainless steel office building detailed to highlight the builder’s craft while providing a highly flexible internal space to accommodate the company’s dynamic operations. The upper floor houses the daily operations and the lower floor, which opens to the landscape and overlooks the creek, provides a large meeting space and outdoor space to accommodate company-wide functions.

On the west side of the creek is a simple tilt-up concrete building used to house the complex logistical operations required to assemble and containerize all the materials used in the overseas operations. The buildings function as a working unit and are connected by a footbridge spanning the creek.

Harbert international office Building
 

Birmingham’s B.L. Harbert International, a construction company that builds U.S. embassies around the world, is breaking ground on a new campus for its International Division.

The first phase of the twelve-acre campus, at the corner of Lakeshore Crossings, will house two new buildings: a two story 38,000 square foot office building and a 38,000 square foot logistics and quality control facility.

The campus is divided in half by the Little Shades Creek. On the East half sits a unique two-story stainless steel office building detailed to highlight the builder’s craft while providing a highly flexible internal space to accommodate the company’s dynamic operations. The upper floor houses the daily operations and the lower floor, which opens to the landscape and overlooks the creek, provides a large meeting space and outdoor space to accommodate company-wide functions.

On the west side of the creek is a simple tilt-up concrete building used to house the complex logistical operations required to assemble and containerize all the materials used in the overseas operations. The buildings function as a working unit and are connected by a footbridge spanning the creek.

Harbert international office Building
 

Birmingham’s B.L. Harbert International, a construction company that builds U.S. embassies around the world, is breaking ground on a new campus for its International Division.

The first phase of the twelve-acre campus, at the corner of Lakeshore Crossings, will house two new buildings: a two story 38,000 square foot office building and a 38,000 square foot logistics and quality control facility.

The campus is divided in half by the Little Shades Creek. On the East half sits a unique two-story stainless steel office building detailed to highlight the builder’s craft while providing a highly flexible internal space to accommodate the company’s dynamic operations. The upper floor houses the daily operations and the lower floor, which opens to the landscape and overlooks the creek, provides a large meeting space and outdoor space to accommodate company-wide functions.

On the west side of the creek is a simple tilt-up concrete building used to house the complex logistical operations required to assemble and containerize all the materials used in the overseas operations. The buildings function as a working unit and are connected by a footbridge spanning the creek.

Harbert international office Building
 

Birmingham’s B.L. Harbert International, a construction company that builds U.S. embassies around the world, is breaking ground on a new campus for its International Division.

The first phase of the twelve-acre campus, at the corner of Lakeshore Crossings, will house two new buildings: a two story 38,000 square foot office building and a 38,000 square foot logistics and quality control facility.

The campus is divided in half by the Little Shades Creek. On the East half sits a unique two-story stainless steel office building detailed to highlight the builder’s craft while providing a highly flexible internal space to accommodate the company’s dynamic operations. The upper floor houses the daily operations and the lower floor, which opens to the landscape and overlooks the creek, provides a large meeting space and outdoor space to accommodate company-wide functions.

On the west side of the creek is a simple tilt-up concrete building used to house the complex logistical operations required to assemble and containerize all the materials used in the overseas operations. The buildings function as a working unit and are connected by a footbridge spanning the creek.

Harbert international office Building
 

Birmingham’s B.L. Harbert International, a construction company that builds U.S. embassies around the world, is breaking ground on a new campus for its International Division.

The first phase of the twelve-acre campus, at the corner of Lakeshore Crossings, will house two new buildings: a two story 38,000 square foot office building and a 38,000 square foot logistics and quality control facility.

The campus is divided in half by the Little Shades Creek. On the East half sits a unique two-story stainless steel office building detailed to highlight the builder’s craft while providing a highly flexible internal space to accommodate the company’s dynamic operations. The upper floor houses the daily operations and the lower floor, which opens to the landscape and overlooks the creek, provides a large meeting space and outdoor space to accommodate company-wide functions.

On the west side of the creek is a simple tilt-up concrete building used to house the complex logistical operations required to assemble and containerize all the materials used in the overseas operations. The buildings function as a working unit and are connected by a footbridge spanning the creek.

Harbert international office Building
 

Birmingham’s B.L. Harbert International, a construction company that builds U.S. embassies around the world, is breaking ground on a new campus for its International Division.

The first phase of the twelve-acre campus, at the corner of Lakeshore Crossings, will house two new buildings: a two story 38,000 square foot office building and a 38,000 square foot logistics and quality control facility.

The campus is divided in half by the Little Shades Creek. On the East half sits a unique two-story stainless steel office building detailed to highlight the builder’s craft while providing a highly flexible internal space to accommodate the company’s dynamic operations. The upper floor houses the daily operations and the lower floor, which opens to the landscape and overlooks the creek, provides a large meeting space and outdoor space to accommodate company-wide functions.

On the west side of the creek is a simple tilt-up concrete building used to house the complex logistical operations required to assemble and containerize all the materials used in the overseas operations. The buildings function as a working unit and are connected by a footbridge spanning the creek.

Harbert international office Building
 

Birmingham’s B.L. Harbert International, a construction company that builds U.S. embassies around the world, is breaking ground on a new campus for its International Division.

The first phase of the twelve-acre campus, at the corner of Lakeshore Crossings, will house two new buildings: a two story 38,000 square foot office building and a 38,000 square foot logistics and quality control facility.

The campus is divided in half by the Little Shades Creek. On the East half sits a unique two-story stainless steel office building detailed to highlight the builder’s craft while providing a highly flexible internal space to accommodate the company’s dynamic operations. The upper floor houses the daily operations and the lower floor, which opens to the landscape and overlooks the creek, provides a large meeting space and outdoor space to accommodate company-wide functions.

On the west side of the creek is a simple tilt-up concrete building used to house the complex logistical operations required to assemble and containerize all the materials used in the overseas operations. The buildings function as a working unit and are connected by a footbridge spanning the creek.

Harbert international office Building
 

Children’s Health System is one of the largest construction projects in Alabama’s recent history. The  700,000+ sf hospital building is located directly across the street from the existing Children’s Hospital. The two buildings work together, connected by bridges, to provide comprehensive pediatric medical care for the region.

GA Studio was instrumental in planning for this project, including early programming, site selection, site design, and construction documents for the exterior skin and four bridge elements. GA Studio partnered with HKS, Inc. on the new 12-story facility with 232 pediatric beds for emergency, diagnostic, treatment and inpatient services.

Read the article in Healthcare Design magazine here.

Children's of Alabama Expansion Facility
 

Children’s Health System is one of the largest construction projects in Alabama’s recent history. The  700,000+ sf hospital building is located directly across the street from the existing Children’s Hospital. The two buildings work together, connected by bridges, to provide comprehensive pediatric medical care for the region.

GA Studio was instrumental in planning for this project, including early programming, site selection, site design, and construction documents for the exterior skin and four bridge elements. GA Studio partnered with HKS, Inc. on the new 12-story facility with 232 pediatric beds for emergency, diagnostic, treatment and inpatient services.

Read the article in Healthcare Design magazine here.

Children's of Alabama Expansion Facility
 

Children’s Health System is one of the largest construction projects in Alabama’s recent history. The  700,000+ sf hospital building is located directly across the street from the existing Children’s Hospital. The two buildings work together, connected by bridges, to provide comprehensive pediatric medical care for the region.

GA Studio was instrumental in planning for this project, including early programming, site selection, site design, and construction documents for the exterior skin and four bridge elements. GA Studio partnered with HKS, Inc. on the new 12-story facility with 232 pediatric beds for emergency, diagnostic, treatment and inpatient services.

Read the article in Healthcare Design magazine here.

Children's of Alabama Expansion Facility
 

This 800-car parking deck addition and data center achieves efficiency in structure and space while simultaneously engaging the urban fabric in a meaningful way. By utilizing the adjacent parking deck’s entry and ramps, the large parking volume of the addition was programmed above the street level, exposing the data center in a two-story bar of glass at the street front. Because of the massing limitations of the deck, the designers looked to materiality to further the building’s layering, to define the masses and their functions and to create a textural richness for the city. After studying digital and full-scale mockups, the architects developed a regular 5’x5’ perforated steel panel module, where the panels are virtually invisible from the interior yet opaque from the exterior. The glass box data center and the metal-clad deck offer city views to users and an ever-changing palette to passersby.

 

Honor Citation/AIAHonor Award/AIAMerit Award for Institutional/AIAMember’s Choice/AIA
Members Choice/ AIA
children's of alabama parking deck
 

This 800-car parking deck addition and data center achieves efficiency in structure and space while simultaneously engaging the urban fabric in a meaningful way. By utilizing the adjacent parking deck’s entry and ramps, the large parking volume of the addition was programmed above the street level, exposing the data center in a two-story bar of glass at the street front. Because of the massing limitations of the deck, the designers looked to materiality to further the building’s layering, to define the masses and their functions and to create a textural richness for the city. After studying digital and full-scale mockups, the architects developed a regular 5’x5’ perforated steel panel module, where the panels are virtually invisible from the interior yet opaque from the exterior. The glass box data center and the metal-clad deck offer city views to users and an ever-changing palette to passersby.

 

Honor Citation/AIAHonor Award/AIAMerit Award for Institutional/AIAMember’s Choice/AIA
Members Choice/ AIA
children's of alabama parking deck
 

This 800-car parking deck addition and data center achieves efficiency in structure and space while simultaneously engaging the urban fabric in a meaningful way. By utilizing the adjacent parking deck’s entry and ramps, the large parking volume of the addition was programmed above the street level, exposing the data center in a two-story bar of glass at the street front. Because of the massing limitations of the deck, the designers looked to materiality to further the building’s layering, to define the masses and their functions and to create a textural richness for the city. After studying digital and full-scale mockups, the architects developed a regular 5’x5’ perforated steel panel module, where the panels are virtually invisible from the interior yet opaque from the exterior. The glass box data center and the metal-clad deck offer city views to users and an ever-changing palette to passersby.

 

Honor Citation/AIAHonor Award/AIAMerit Award for Institutional/AIAMember’s Choice/AIA
Members Choice/ AIA
children's of alabama parking deck
 

This 800-car parking deck addition and data center achieves efficiency in structure and space while simultaneously engaging the urban fabric in a meaningful way. By utilizing the adjacent parking deck’s entry and ramps, the large parking volume of the addition was programmed above the street level, exposing the data center in a two-story bar of glass at the street front. Because of the massing limitations of the deck, the designers looked to materiality to further the building’s layering, to define the masses and their functions and to create a textural richness for the city. After studying digital and full-scale mockups, the architects developed a regular 5’x5’ perforated steel panel module, where the panels are virtually invisible from the interior yet opaque from the exterior. The glass box data center and the metal-clad deck offer city views to users and an ever-changing palette to passersby.

 

Honor Citation/AIAHonor Award/AIAMerit Award for Institutional/AIAMember’s Choice/AIA
Members Choice/ AIA
children's of alabama parking deck
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