INTEG 2019 Vol.01
As many of our clients and colleagues know, we lost our founder in November 2018. Wayne was an incredible mentor to all — generously sharing his time with each of our staff to instill the importance of quality and excellent service.
As our new chapter begins, we first reflect on our past and what has shaped our firm into what it is today.
In June, our firm will be celebrating a major milestone: 30 years of design excellence. During this time, we have had the joy of experiencing how our designs change lives, especially for those seeking health care and learning environments.
From minor — yet important — renovations to a 1 million-square-foot campus replacement, our firm has provided more than 4,000 planning and design solutions of various scales across the nation.
From reducing anxiety by creating an inviting atmosphere to creating an enduring environment that promotes exceptional team collaboration, we have positively impacted entire communities, families, and individuals from all walks of life.
In this edition, we will explore some of the firm’s ongoing and recently completed projects including the new Norton Cancer Institute – Brownsboro, a major demolition and renovation project at Community Hospital East, and Rock Creek Community Academy’s new K-12 facility.
Located in Kentucky, one of the nation’s highest cancer-ridden states, Norton Cancer Institute – Brownsboro was developed as a comprehensive operation for all of Norton Healthcare’s oncology specialties and other disciplines — a first for the health care system.
The new facility’s design was driven by patient-centered care — utilizing advanced technologies to minimize wait time and registration, providing on-site educational resources, and integrating artwork to reduce anxiety. Team rooms, equipped with conferencing technology, support multidisciplinary care coordination and maximize team efficiency.
Utilizing TEG’s Efficient Design+Productive Care planning and design process, our firm was able to strategically provide future flexibility for this facility.
Community Hospital East, located on the East side of Indianapolis, recently celebrated a major milestone in construction: the completion of a new patient tower. This included an all-new emergency department, medical imaging, surgery, delivery, and inpatient rooms along with innovative bedside technology and enhanced privacy features.
In order to facilitate this project, demolition of more than 400,000 SF of the existing facility and relocation of 23 departments needed to be diligently coordinated to minimize disruption to patient care.
The next phase of construction will include the demolition of the old patient towers and the building of a new main entrance, expected to complete in 2020.
As capacity needs change, an adaptable facility built for growth is needed. With Rock Creek Community Academy’s new campus, TEG achieved just that. The school, scheduled to open during the 2019-2020 school year, will have an additional 20,000 SF to accommodate their anticipated growth from 500 to 800 students.
The 63,000 SF facility will include separate wings for the elementary, middle, and high school levels, as well as spaces for music, art, and a 500-seat gymnasium. Additionally, the 47-acre greenfield site will be equipped with future sporting fields.
Ultimately, all projects, as with many events we experience in life, will have their challenges — some more testing than others. As we forge ahead into new projects, each with its own unique challenges, we know Wayne prepared us to meet the same high-quality standards, utmost creativity, and uncompromising commitment to client satisfaction that he possessed.