Industry News




 

Originally published in Interiors & Sources

01/13/2010

A Tree House in a Hospital

A state-of-the-art, family-centered patient care facility caters to children with its design

 
  • A Tree House in a Hospital

    A Tree House in a Hospital

    /Portals/2/ATWeekly/0110/A_0110_ATW_TreeHouse1.jpg

    A Tree House in a Hospital
  • A Tree House in a Hospital

    A Tree House in a Hospital

    /Portals/2/ATWeekly/0110/A_0110_ATW_TreeHouse2.jpg

    A Tree House in a Hospital

Can you imagine having a tree house in a hospital? A 205,000-square-foot vertical expansion of the SUNY Upstate Medical University’s Golisano Children's Hospital in Syracuse, NY, provided that opportunity.

 

The Pike Company took on this expansion project, which takes the hospital from 6 to 12 stories. It created a state-of-the-art, family-centered patient care facility. Patients and families ride in a glass-enclosed express elevator to the Pediatric Center (known as the “Tree House”).

 

The Tree House is an out-of-this-world annex to the hospital’s East Tower, featuring imaginative spaces for kids and families. From the bright and friendly crayon colors to the fiber-optic art on the walls, it’s clear that this space was designed for the patients.

 

The Tree House features:

  • A café.
  • A performance center with a theater-sized screen and surround sound (with capability to broadcast to patient rooms).
  • A sun-drenched solarium with a labyrinth design for focused walking or wheeling.
  • An interfaith chapel with a glass sculpture emulating water and light.
  • A fresh-air rooftop garden/terrace. 
  • A gallery with rotating exhibits.

 

Each patient room is also equipped with a 32-inch flat screen TV with a PlayStation.

 

 


Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.

 


Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.


 
04/17/2015

Rule will improve energy efficiency for wide range of pump types.

04/16/2015

Emissions rise marginally in 2013.

04/15/2015

Protocol will speed introduction of new roof products. 

04/14/2015

Better food choices, exercise options at work shown to reduce obesity.

04/13/2015

New design responds autonomously to changes in thermal energy.

04/10/2015

Guidelines include short-term, long-term energy efficiency goals.

04/09/2015

1.5 MW milestone reached.

04/08/2015

Plant molecule to improve roofing sustainability.

04/07/2015

ASHRAE revision will incorporate new developments, strategies to improve air quality.

04/06/2015

Green programs combine to improve building sustainability.

04/02/2015

New guides will drive down startup costs.

04/01/2015

Green features expected in hospitality facilities.

03/31/2015

U.S. photovoltaic capacity reaches new record for photovoltaic installations.

03/30/2015

New technology driving increased demand on healthcare systems.

03/27/2015

Capital ranks #1 in certified buildings.

03/26/2015

New sensor cable technology can detect all types of security breaches.

03/25/2015

Facilities will help cut government GHG emissions by 40%.

03/24/2015

Building sustainability shown to improve tenant happiness.

03/23/2015

New technology to improve the efficiency of wind power systems.

03/20/2015

Reduction of storm activity due to climate change will increase extreme weather.

Page 1 of 52
FirstPrevious[1]2345678910NextLast

Sponsored Links