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  Johns Hopkins at White Marsh (Phase 1), Page 38Johns Hopkins at White Marsh (Phase 1)
Architects
BLM Architects
2520 Renaissance Boulevard, #110, King of Prussia, PA 19406
www.blm-architects.com

Location:
White Marsh, Maryland
Total Square Feet: 51,149
Construction Period: Mar 1999 to July 2000

Construction Team
General Contractor: Nottingham Construction Company - 100 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Towson, MD 21204
Structural Engineer: Orndorf & Associates, Inc. - 112 Cricket Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003
Electrical Engineer: Shore Engineering - 10 N. Presidential Boulevard, #103, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Civil Engineer: Matis Warfield, Inc. - 10540 York Road, #M, 
Hunt Valley, MD 21030
Cost Estimator: Nottingham Construction Company - 100 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Towson, MD 21204

Situated in a mixed-use residential and commercial district of suburban Baltimore, Maryland, Johns Hopkins at White Marsh is a 52,000-square-foot, two-story Medical Office Building that takes visual cues from the architectural vocabulary that has become synonymous with the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. From the use of masonry and architectural cast stone, sloped metal roof screens (to evoke the image of mansard roofs found on many buildings both at and around the hospital) to the metal grille in the form of the Billings Building above the main entrance, the facility extends both the visual and intellectual image that is associated with the Hospital to this satellite facility. From the beginning of the project, Johns Hopkins Health System was concerned that the positive image conveyed at its urban campus must extend to this new venture. Through the use of small sections of architectural cast stone within large sections of the facade, the building has a substantial presence on the site which does not overwhelm visitors when they enter the building.

The facility provides a mix of Outpatient Diagnostic Services (MRI, CT, Nuclear Medicine and Radiographic rooms), Primary and Specialty Care physician suites, Cardiology diagnostics, an in-house lab and Ophthalmology clinic. Many of these services were being provided by Hopkins physicians in separate facilities. The project served to consolidate these services into a one-stop environment, thus improving efficiency and patient satisfaction.

Interior design for the building and the suites was completed in two steps; the first step was to establish the base building common areas finishes package and then to establish tenant improvement finish packages, from which the base cost of the improvements would be developed so that suite lease rates could be set. The various tenants had the option to deviate from the base finish packages, with any upgrades being paid for in higher lease costs. Common areas, like the main entry and elevator lobby are finished in more durable materials, like stone tile flooring and base, heavy weight vinyl wall coverings. Finishes within the suites include broadloom carpets, sheet vinyl and VCT, vinyl wall covering, paint and solid surface counters. The level of detailing was enhanced in public areas within the suites, so as to provide a more soothing environment and the use of accent coloring, decorative sconces and vinyl borders in the treatment areas, while not adding significantly to the cost of the Tenant Improvments, enabled this calming effect to be extended into the clinical areas.

Due to difficult subsurface conditions at the site, the building is supported on a series of concrete piles and pile caps which support a traditional steel frame. One exception to this approach can be found at the MRI and CT, both located on the ground floor of the building. In both of these areas, a structural slab bears on the piles and pile caps, due to the significant load of these pieces of equipment. In order to accelerate the construction process, the project was constructed in two primary phases; phase 1 was site preparation/piles and caps/building shell and phase 2 was the fitout of the shell.

This endeavor is currently being expanded to encompass a total of 92,000 square feet and was designed as a prototypical building which Johns Hopkins may replicate throughout their catchment areas.

Manufacturers/Suppliers
DIV 07: Metal: Petersen Aluminum; Built-Up: GAF.
DIV 09: VCT, Carpet: Mannington.
 


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