BUILDINGS - Smarter Facilities Management


New Construction Awards 2003: Genesis Heart Institute, Davenport, IA

Specialty Spaces Honorable Mention

New Construction Awards 2003
Private/Corporate Winner: Kansas City Southern Building, Kansas City, MO
Addition to Existing Structure Winner: David Pottruck Health and Fitness Center, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Public/Government Winner: Memphis/Shelby County Public Library, Memphis, TN
Specialty Spaces Winner: Fisher Plaza, Seattle, WA
Public/Government Honorable Mention: Seattle Justice Center, Seattle, WA

Specialty Spaces Honorable Mention: Genesis Heart Institute, Davenport, IA

Private/Corporate Honorable Mention: DePaul University Student Center, Chicago, IL

The Project Team



Architect (entry submitter): Flad & Associates

Owner: Genesis Medical Center
Construction Manager: Estes Co.
MEP Engineer: Affiliated Engineers Inc.
Structural Engineer: Flad Structural Engineers


Blinds/Window Treatments: Graber

Ceilings: Armstrong; Decoustics; USG

Doors/Storefronts: Boon Edam; Curries; Marshfield DoorSystems (Weyerhaeuser); Tubelite
Electrical/Electronics Distribution (wiring/cabling): GE
Elevators/Escalators: Schindler
Façade: Endicott Brick
Floorcoverings: Bentley; Burke; Crossville; Graniti Fiandre; Mannington; Monterey; nora; Tarkett
Furniture: Nemschoff; Patrician; Thonet
Hardware: LCN; Von Duprin; Yale
HVAC: Krueger; Trane
Insulation: Guardian; USG
Life Safety/Security: xenotronics
Lighting: H.E. Williams; Infinity; Kim; Lightolier; Litecontrol
Other: DesignTex; DuPont Corian; ECS; Formica; IPC; Wilsonart
Paint: ICI; Sherwin-Williams
Plumbing: Chicago Faucets; Elkay; Kohler
Roofing: Firestone
Signage: APCO
Walls/Partitions: G-P; Panelfold
Wallcoverings: Bolta; Carnegie; DesignTex; Genon
Windows/Glass: Tubelite; Viracon

Lists are not all-inclusive

Genesis Heart Institute, Davenport, IA, is home to a unique collaboration between a hospital (Genesis Medical Center) and one of its major physician groups (Cardiovascular Medicine PC) to provide their shared patients with a convenient, life-affirming facility focused on overcoming heart disease. The 80,000-square-foot building houses 20 physician and medical provider offices; a 9,000-square-foot rehabilitation area; a 174-seat auditorium and associated meeting spaces and food service space for public, professional, and community programs; 15,000 square feet for cardio-diagnostics, including nuclear imaging, stress testing, and ECG monitoring; and a separate pediatric cardiology suite. Notes Steve Fish, administrative director of Cardiac Services for Genesis Medical Center, “Placing our cardiac program in a building of this caliber right next to the hospital makes an important statement to our community … It says this program is permanent and we are committed to beating [heart] disease.”

Of particular note:

  • A striking lobby, with glass on one side and exterior brick on the opposite wall, creates a dramatic but peaceful space that acts as a transition between the outdoors and treatment areas. Three 17-foot-tall sculptural glass light fixtures fill the lobby with a rainbow of soft colors and warm light when illuminated.
  • A 9,000-square-foot cardiac rehabilitation gym on the first floor is sunny and cheerful, thanks to a full wall of south-facing windows. Bold colors and shapes have been employed to create an uplifting, invigorating space – a design intended to motivate patients who may spend many hours here as they regain their health.
  • The building’s simple rectangular shape is enhanced by a gently curving glass curtainwall. The plane of white links the new Heart Institute to the rest of the campus, and works as a visual landmark for patients.

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