Mercy Hospital East Clinic|
HMN Architects, Inc.
7400 W. 110th Street, #200, Overland Park, KS 66210
Location: Independence, Missouri
Date Bid: Apr 2011 Construction Period: June 2011 to July
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.
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,
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.
Metal Panels: A2MG
Built Up Roof: Firestone
Curtain Wall, Windows: EFCO, a Pella Company
Revolving & Sliding Doors: Besam
Flooring: Mannington, Desco, Johnsonite, Interface
Acoustical Wall Treatment: Novawall
Wall & Corner Guards: Inpro Corporation
Skylights, Daylighting: Wasco
Lighting: Lithonia, Phillips, Gotham, Fiberstars, Berchtold