Coordinated Health Orthopedic Hospital & Medical Office Building
Bonsall Shafferman Architects & Space Planners
1640 Valley Center Parkway, #100, Bethlehem, PA 18017
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
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
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
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