Stormont-Vail HealthCare Topeka Ear Nose & Throat
HMN Architects, Inc.
7400 West 110th Street, #200, Overland Park, KS 66210
Location: Topeka, Kansas
Date Bid: Mar 2007
Construction Period: Apr 2007 to Dec 2007
Total Square Feet: 24,073 Site: 1.86 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: First floor, 12,013; second floor, 12,060 total,
24,073 square feet.
Building Height: First floor 14', second floor 14', top of
parapet, 31'4"; top of curtainwall, 33'6".
Basic Construction Type: New.
Foundation: Slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: Brick,
curtainwall, EIFS. Roof: Membrane. Floors: Wood, composite
steel deck. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.
Structural Engineer: Finney & Turnipseed P.A. - 603 South West
Topeka Boulevard, #401, Topeka, KS 66603-3230
General Contractor: Ferrell Construction of Topeka, Inc. - 2420
North West Button Road, Topeka, KS 66618
Electrical Engineer: D. L. Smith Electric - 1405 South West 41st
Street, Topeka, KS 66609
Mechanical Engineer: McElroy’s, Inc. - 3209 South West Topeka
Boulevard, Topeka, KS 66611
Civil Engineer: Bartlett & West Engineers, Inc. - 1200 South West
Executive Drive, Topeka, KS 66615
Through a collaboration of efforts, Stormont-Vail HealthCare and Topeka
Ear Nose and Throat (Topeka ENT) have recently completed construction of
a new medical office building and surgical center in Topeka, Kansas,
located one block east of Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center. The need
for this 24,073-square-foot facility arose as Topeka ENT realized that
they were outgrowing their previous facility. Topeka ENT came to the
conclusion that building a larger facility could lead them towards a new
chapter of growth and provide positive change for the people of Topeka.
Stormont-Vail HealthCare agreed with the idea to build a new facility,
as it would provide them with an opportunity to improve access to care.
The Topeka ENT project broke ground on April 12, 2007 at the 920 South
West Lane Street site and a very quick eight months later the facility
opened its doors to the public. With 12,000 square-feet on each floor,
the facility houses the Topeka ENT practice, as well as two procedure
rooms for outpatient ear, nose and throat surgeries. Patients of the new
ExcellENT Surgery Center are provided with a complete health experience
that includes diagnosis, treatment and solutions to their hearing and
speech disorders. As the newest surgical center in the area, the
facility also offers the Topeka cleft palate clinic, a hearing aid
program, a balance disorder lab and allergy diagnoses and treatments. In
addition to the many other services offered at the Surgery Center is a
Videostroboscopy lab. This lab utilizes a special technique to evaluate
patient’s voice disorders through a magnified, slow-motion view of their
vocal cords. This process enables physicians to make an accurate
diagnosis of conditions and diseases, which then allows them to find
treatments and solutions to fit each individuals needs.
The facility is very unique in that complete outpatient services are
provided for the two major components of the clinical process: diagnosis
/ treatment and therapy, in one facility. Another unique design feature
of the facility is the layout of the floor plan, which clearly defines
the three main public elements of the building: 1) the entry and lobby
areas, 2) the surgery area, which occupies the first floor and 3) the
physician practice area, which occupies the entire second floor. The
lobby is a tall, naturally lit space that flows into the main corridor,
which extends the length of the building. On the first floor, the
corridor has a taller ceiling and separates the surgery and treatment
side of the building from the shell and miscellaneous side, with both
areas taking up roughly half the floor space. On the second floor, the
corridor separates the treatment areas from the exam rooms. Because the
building unites several different centers, patients can receive
diagnosis, treatment and solutions to their ear, nose and throat
disorders all under one roof.
Severe ear, nose and throat disorders are treated everyday and the
Topeka ENT was designed with that in mind. From diagnosis to treatment
and from staff to patients and visitors, a holistic approach has been
taken with some of the most advanced technology available in the region,
to create a single place that the community can utilize.
DIV. 7: Membrane Roofing: Durolast; EFIS: STO Corp.
DIV. 8: Sliding Door Operator: Besam Unislide;
Entrances & Storefronts, Window, & Curtainwall: EFCO Corporation.
DIV. 9: VCT: Armstrong Cirrus; Ceramic Tile:
Crossville Ceramics; Carpet: Patcraft.
DIV. 10: Visual Display Boards: Homasote.
DIV. 26: Lighting: Lithonia.