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  Centerpoint Medical Office Building


Hoefer Wysocki Architects 
612 West 47th Street, #300, Kansas City, MO 64112

General Description

Location: Independence, Missouri
Date Bid: Dec 2004
Construction Period: May 2005 to June 2006
Total Square Feet: 203,690 Site: 86.36 acres divided.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: First floor, 51,413; second floor, 50,759; each additional floor, 50,759; total, 203,690 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 16’; second floor, 13’4”; each additional floor, 13’4”; penthouse, 15’; total, 75’. 
Basic Construction Type: New. 
Foundation: Pier & grade beam, slab-on-grade. 
Exterior Walls: Brick, curtainwall, EIFS. Roof: Membrane. Floors: Concrete, steel composite. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.  

Construction Team

Structural Engineer: Walter P Moore - 920 Main, 10th Floor, Kansas City, MO 64105
General Contractor: United Excel Corporation - 5425 Antioch Drive, Merriam, KS 66202
Electrical & Mechanical Engineer: Smith & Boucher Engineers - 25501 West Valley Parkway, Olathe, KS 66061

Centerpoint Medical Office Building

HWA worked with Tegra Healthcare Properties to design and develop a four-story medical office building on the highly anticipated new Centerpoint Medical Center. The building is located adjacent to the new hospital. 

The challenge of this project was complimenting the high-dollar design of the new main hospital while providing the medical office building with its own identity on a developer's budget. Because HWA understands the "science" of medical office buildings, the firm was able to overcome this challenge by minimizing the amount of glazing around the building and maximizing interior efficiencies and flexibility by simply planning smart. 

Utilizing 50,000-square-foot floor plates, HWA created a very efficient floor plan that accommodated the needs of the main hospital and the physicians. The first floor is dedicated to outpatient services and includes an ambulatory surgery center, diagnostic imaging and radiation oncology. The upper floors are utilized by physician practices and offices of various sizes. Due to the size of the building, there will be three separate points-of-entry; one leading to the surgery center and two leading to the physicians suites. 

In order to provide Tegra Healthcare Properties with the most efficient and economical building, HWA was especially attentive to the budgets, performance and lease rates. By understanding the risk involved and the issues of recruiting doctors and tenants, HWA has utilized a tight core design and a flexible structural grid to maximize every usable square foot and enhance flexibility throughout the building. 

By completely focusing on developing and maintaining physician partnerships, HWA has addressed the goals of the project by designing the buildings to accommodate the needs and wants of the doctors. These include providing flexibility within the floor plan, connectivity between the medical office building and the main hospital, efficient accessibility and parking, smart site and spatial planning and an identity separate from the hospital. The design also attempts to maintain the overall image of the campus while improving and expanding the services offered at Centerpoint Medical Center.    


DIV. 7: Roofing: Carlisle; Manufactured Panels: Citadel.
DIV. 8: Window, Curtainwall: Wausau; Glazing: Viracon; Automatic Doors: Stanley. 
DIV. 9: Flooring: Armstrong, Patcraft, Lees; Gypsum: Georgia Pacific.
DIV. 14: Elevators: KONE.  

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