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  Coordinated Health Orthopedic Hospital & Medical Office BuildingCoordinated Health Orthopedic Hospital & Medical Office Building


Bonsall Shafferman Architects & Space Planners
1640 Valley Center Parkway, #100, Bethlehem, PA 18017

General Description

Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date Bid: Aug 2008
Construction Period: Sep 2008 to June 2009
Total Square Feet: 79,807 Site: 10.435 acres.
Number of Buildings: One; 22 patient rooms, 22 bed capacity.
Building Size: First floor, 27,527; second floor, 26,140; third floor, 26,140; total, 79,807 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 11’; second floor, 11’; third floor, 15’8”; total, 44’4”.
Basic Construction Type: Renovation/Steel Frame.
Foundation: Reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: EIFS, light gauge steel studs, curtainwall. Roof: Membrane. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.

Construction Team

Structural Engineer: O'Donnell & Naccarato - 111 South Independence Mall East, #950, Philadelphia, PA 19106
General Contractor: North Star Construction Management - 7562 Penn Drive, #100, Allentown, PA 18106
Civil Engineer: Martin H. Schuler Co. - 1143 Walnut Street, Allentown, PA 18102

Coordinated Health has been providing orthopedic surgery and physical therapy to its patients since 1987 when they moved into their first 10,000-square-foot facility. Having provided Coordinated Health with their first successful 20 bed Orthopedic Hospital and Ambulatory Surgical Center in Bethlehem in 2006, Bonsall Shafferman Architects began the design of another facility in nearby Allentown consisting of 79,800 square feet on three floors. This building incorporates an Imaging Center, a Physical Therapy Suite and Orthopedic and Podiatric Offices as well as the Hospital.

An existing three-story office building in the right location was found and work began. All exterior materials were removed. In order to accommodate the extra height needed for the hospital, the third floor was removed. New steel and an EDPM roof were installed along with a new exterior envelope of insulated glass and EIFS meeting the new Energy Code.

In order to extend the necessary services to patients undergoing significant orthopedic and podiatric procedures such as joint replacements, it was necessary to combine the Ambulatory Surgical Center with a new 22 bed short-stay orthopedic hospital. This permits post-operative observation and rehabilitation for a period up to 96 hours. Three 400 square foot and one 600 square foot operatories were constructed on the Third Floor providing a "tree-top" view of the neighboring countryside.

EIFS was chosen for the infill panels around the windows as well as the "brick work", saving weight and providing great insulation values along with a surprising look and feel. The mandatory entrance canopy for the hospital entrance was constructed using the same materials. Extensive use of bronze glass set into "champagne" bronze aluminum storefront and window components satisfy the owner's desire for a bright and cheery environment, while complimenting the rich brown "brick" and siding; simple, yet elegant. Inside, soft warm neutral tones greet patients, families and staff alike.

Construction of the steel frame building and the interior fit-out, under the direction of North Star Construction Management, Inc., was started in late Summer of 2008 and was completed some ten months later in June of 2009.

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