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  Children’s Mercy Hospital East ClinicChildren’s Mercy Hospital East Clinic


HMN Architects, Inc.
7400 W. 110th Street, #200, Overland Park, KS 66210

General Description

Location: Independence, Missouri
Date Bid: Apr 2011 Construction Period: June 2011 to July 2012
Total Square Feet: 54,682 Site: 11 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: First floor, 22,460; second floor, 16,009; third floor, 16,213; total, 54,682 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 16’; second floor, 16’; third floor, 15’; penthouse, 14’8”; total, 61’8”.
Basic Construction Type: New. Foundation: Pier & grade beam, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: Brick, curtain wall, metal panel, cast stone.
Roof: Built-up, vegetated. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: CMU, metal stud drywall.

Project Team

Structural Engineer: Bob D. Campbell & Co., Inc. - 4338 Belleview, Kansas City, MO 64111
General Contractor: Turner Construction Company - 2345 Grand Boulevard, #1000, Kansas City, MO 64108
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Brack & Associates Consulting Engineers P.A. - 3501 S.W. Gage Boulevard, Topeka, KS 66614
Lab Furnishings: John A. Marshall - 10930 Lackman Road, Lenexa, KS 66219
Landscape Architect: Land3 Studio LLC - 1100 West Cambridge Circle Dr., #550, Kansas City, KS 66103

HMN Architects, Inc. partnered with the Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics on a new, three-story, clinic located in Independence, Mo. The 55,500 square foot clinic includes an imaging center, lab, urgent care, specialty clinics and support spaces.

The new facility features specialty clinic services including: cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, neurology, orthopedics, rehabilitation medicine, sports medicine, audiology and speech, and ear, nose and throat care. The building is equipped with 20 exam rooms, two procedure rooms, one audio booth, an ultrasound, and a digital radiation room. Prior to the opening of this facility, these services were located 20 miles away at Children's Mercy's downtown location.

This facility is currently pursuing LEED(R) Certification based on the implementation of several sustainable design principles. These include installation on a combination of vegetated roofing and high albedo roofing materials to reduce the "heat island" effect. Alternative transportation is encouraged by providing bicycle racks and an area for changing/showering, as well as priority parking for low emission vehicles and carpoolers. The materials selected for this project meet the requirements for regional material and recycled material credits. The landscaping design manages storm water run-off by filtration through natural vegetation bio-swales. Limited irrigation is provided, therefore xeriscaping is utilized though-out the site, including at the vegetated roof areas. Smoking is prohibited on the campus and low-emitting materials have been selected to promote improved indoor air quality. An educational component was included by placing cartoon characters and signage throughout the building that inform children of the opportunities they have to be good stewards of the environment.

Materials selected for use on the exterior were derived from the architectural vernacular of Children's Mercy's existing facilities, allowing the building to be readily identified by the public. Interior materials also follow the standards established by Children's Mercy, being durable and in palettes that are fun and appropriate for children.

The design intent for the facility was to create a place for children to go when they are sick or hurt that does not resemble a typical clinical setting. Interactive lighting features controlled by a number of child-size push-button consoles, bright finishes and cartoon characters on the walls and floors, clearly denote that this is a space designed for children to utilize and enjoy today; while the sustainable components of the design attest to the care and concern for their well-being in the future.

Product Information
Metal Panels: A2MG
Built Up Roof: Firestone
Curtain Wall, Windows: EFCO, a Pella Company
Glass: Insulite
Revolving & Sliding Doors: Besam
Flooring: Mannington, Desco, Johnsonite, Interface
Acoustical Wall Treatment: Novawall
Wall & Corner Guards: Inpro Corporation
Skylights, Daylighting: Wasco
Elevator: KONE
Lighting: Lithonia, Phillips, Gotham, Fiberstars, Berchtold

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