In 2011, Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital accommodated 12,000 more patients than the facility could handle. Expansion was vital as the new patients admitted into St. Mary’s Emergency Department became overwhelming. Its reconstruction was separated into two phases, the first of which consisted of the construction of a new front entrance featuring an extensive aluminum composite canopy.
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The original “Alexandra Hospital” facility was built in the late 1930s and was said to be among the most innovative hospitals in Southeast Asia until the 1970s. Time took its toll on the facility and it was scheduled to be replaced nearly a decade ago. Unfortunately, the remodel project fell through and wasn’t picked up again until 2006 by international architecture firm, RMJM. The firm was responsible for returning the facility to its former glory.
Virginia lies in what is called a “diabetes belt,” where the statewide average of diabetes is higher than any other state in the country. The need for a Diabetes Care and Research facility in Hampton Roads was vital as diabetes rates are particularly high in southeastern Virginia. The EVMS Strelitz Diabetes Center was named after the philanthropist/ businessman, Leonard Strelitz. Strelitz was responsible for raising the eight million dollars needed to renovate the facility.
Established in 1911, the University of Western Australia is seeped in a century’s worth of academic tradition. As UWA is Western Australia’s oldest university, any design or construction must complement the existing architecture on campus. Architectural firm, Woods Bagot, was commissioned to design the university’s new Business School. Now while the architects adhered to the requirements of a tertiary educational facility, they also created a modern and structurally innovative design.
The LEED-certified Monarch Theatre at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia provides performance and rehearsal space for the University’s Fine Arts Department. The 25,000-square-foot structure accomplishes all the needs of a small theatric community including a 150-seat performance hall, rehearsal room, shop space, dressing rooms, and faculty offices.