St. Vincent Oncology Center|
BROWNING DAY MULLINS DIERDORF ARCHITECTS
626 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Total Square Feet:
Jan 2002 to June 2003
ASSOCIATE ARCHITECT: META Associates - 401 S. Fourth, 9th Floor, Louisville, KY 40202
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Charlier Clark & Linard, PC - 440 North Meridian St., #100, Indianapolis, IN 46204
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Meyer Najem Corporation - 13099 Parkside Drive, Fishers, IN 46038
MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: Circle Design Group, Inc. - 5510 South East Street, #F, Indianapolis, IN 46227
Architect: Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects The St. Vincent Oncology Center en- riches the patient experience by providing a warm, distinctive atmosphere consistent with the hospital’s spirit of caring. The design team was charged with creating a comfortable environment to contain advanced medical technologies which often have an imposing appearance. In addition to the initial experience, many patients visit the center on a repeat basis for lengthy periods of time. The solution includes a palette of natural materials first encountered when entering the property.
A healing garden welcomes visitors with a variety of plant material, flowing stream and pergola covered walk paths. These features are carried over into the interior to reinforce a sense of familiarity during the patient experience. Once in the lobby, a copper fountain recalls the exterior roof material and garden stream. Further into the building, the linear accelerator rooms repeat the use of garden elements with wood, stone, and overhead trellis.
The facility is composed of public space, hospital owned space and tenant lease space. Included in the public space are patient resource stations, an educational classroom, a chapel with a view to the garden and a deli counter. The hospital operates the majority of the first floor area. This includes spaces for two linear accelerators, CT stimulation, radio- fluoroscopy, CT scan, nuclear medicine and PET scan. The second floor contains three lease spaces for oncology physicians. The largest of these practices has a special room designed for patients undergoing chemotherapy. This room uses warm materials and has large windows with views to the healing garden.
The oncology center has relocated outpatient services from the basement of the hospital to a convenient outpatient location with nearby parking. The design has been planned for future additions to accommodate increased patient populations and future medical technologies. This center serves a patient population from the immediate area as well as referrals for special treatment from satellite clinics within the hospital system. The facility began welcoming patients in April of 2003.
DIV 04: Cultured Stone: Owens Corning.
DIV 05: Steel Joists: Vulcraft.
DIV 07: EPDM: Firestone; Roof Insulation: Owens Corning; Wall Batt Insulation: Knuaf; EIFS: Dryvit.
DIV 08: Entrances & Storefronts, Windows: Tubelite; Glazing: Oldcastle.
DIV 09: Gypsum: USG; Linear Metal Ceiling: Ceilings Plus; Paint: Porter; Carpet: Lees; Metal Studs: Clark; Acoustical Treatment:
Armstrong; VCT, Sheet Vinyl:
DIV 10: Operable Partitions: Holcomb & Hoke; Wall & Corner Guards: C/S.
DIV 14: Elevator: Thyssen Krupp.