Many Healthcare projects ultimately designed by MRAAP have incorporated the need to accommodate an organization’s future projections of growth and expansion in response to client identified needs. We have provided Master Plans for numerous hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, and other medical buildings. Master planning functions have included a broad scope of services including:
- Complete evaluation of existing conditions
- Identification of adjacency issues
- Programming of future needs and requirements
- Planning design to accommodate projections
- Prioritization and budgeting of work packages
MRAAP has conducted Physical Needs Assessments for numerous clients, either as independent studies or as components of programming work performed for design projects. These Needs Assessments have been performed for hospitals, schools, institutions, local and federal government, and private clients. They have included a range of work tasks, including assessment of current needs, projections of future requirements, long-term viability analyses and cost estimating of improvements, prioritization of needs, assessment of accessibility compliance, evaluation of building systems operations, energy audits and hazardous materials abatement requirements.
The following list outlines some significant medical Master Planning work performed by MRAAP:
Southeast Missouri Mental Health Center, Farmington, MO
MRAAP provided detailed planning and programming services as a component of overall A/E Services for a 66-bed forensic mental hospital wing and predator treatment facility at the Southeast Missouri Mental Health Center, a State of Missouri-owned hospital in Farmington, Missouri. We conducted in-depth surveys of all departments, investigated adjacency requirements, spatial utilization trends and projections, and equipment needs. From this information, MRAAP generated a functional space program to accommodate the hospital requirements. This program defines the space components for:
- Replacement and consolidation of the forensic unit wards and their associated support space.
- Replacement and consolidation of a portion of Rehabilitation Services to support both forensic and acute/intermediate clients.
- Space requirements for Information Technology and Staff Development functions being displaced from the Blair Building.
- Space requirements for maintenance and potentially, replacement storage areas for items currently stored in the Blair and Hoctor buildings on the SEMMHC site.
Saint Louis Medical Clinic, St. Louis, MO
MRAAP was contracted by the Saint Louis Medical Clinic to prepare a study to indicate the clinic’s current and future space needs, any existing shortcomings, options for growth, and specific sites that might be suitable for future relocation. MRAAP developed a survey instrument that was used to elicit information and attitudes regarding the facility from the clinic’s professional practitioners. The 12,500 s.f. clinic, originally built in 1980, was experiencing substantial spatial constraints, traffic flow problems, and other inefficiencies. In addition, physicians identified services that they required that were not available in the current facility, such as ultrasound and cardiac services. MRAAP assisted the clinic in forecasting their future spatial needs and identified three major growth alternatives for the clinic. MRAAP then provided in-depth analyses of each alternative, including cost estimates, and made a final recommendation.
Clinical Laboratories, St. Louis University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO
The objective of this master planning study was to amalgamate and accommodate the near-term and future space needs of several laboratory departments within St. Louis University Medical Center. MRAAP ascertained space and functional requirements and prepared preliminary layouts for the laboratories and also provided demolition plans to accomplish the new layouts on the second floor of the hospital and cost estimates for each phase of the Master Plan.
Heritage Landing Medical Office Building, St. Peters, MO
This project involved the design of a new 36,000 s.f. medical office building. As part of the project, MRAAP worked closely with the building Owners, who were the main tenants of the building, to develop Needs Assessments of each individual practice.
Berrywood Medical Arts Building, Columbia, MO
MRAAP developed space programming based on each individual tenant’s spatial requirements as a part of this project, which entailed the design of a new 33,000 s.f. passive solar medical building.