The project is an interior build out of 3 shelled floors and provides 51 new patient/parent suites which replace this children’s hospital’s 21 plus year old inpatient rooms. The challenge was to design functional inpatient units on a floor plate that was originally designed for future research laboratories.
Each floor is themed differently: 3rd Floor is Nature’s Orchestra, 4th Floor is Discover The Sea and the 5th Floor is Explore Space. Each theme has its unique color palette; custom interactive games, custom graphic design, artwork and furniture.
The enlarged patient rooms allow for all clinical equipment to be stationed on one side of the bed making nursing care more efficient. The rooms are also sized to allow space for a comfortable parent sitting area within the room enforcing the Hospital’s commitment to patient and family centered care.
Each parent room has direct access to the patient room and includes a sleeper-sofa and recliner. The room allows parents to be near their children while proving enough privacy for parent sleeping while nursing care is administered.
The project’s fun time show piece is the multipurpose Imagine Room. Located on the 4th floor, this impressive space features wall and ceiling LED video panels and sound system. The room can display themed biomes so patients and families can escape to the woods, or to the beach, or to outer space. The room can also display custom gestural interactive games or create a stage for a puppet show… whatever a child can imagine.
Design and Construction Team
Architect of Record:
Interior Design Architect:
Stanley Beaman & Sears
JHT & Associates
Liles Engineering Design Consultants
The Sextant Group
A/V Content Development:
Jeffrey Jacobs Photography Inc.
ETFC Architects designed AEL’s current 70,000 square foot Memphis facility which was completed in 2011. Approximately 5,000 square feet of the original building was shelled for future laboratory use. We recently completed the design for this 5,000 square foot build out to house a new microbiology laboratory which will allow for state-of-the-art automation. This new lab will result in faster detection time of infectious diseases and recommended treatment options for those diseases. Currently under construction, completion is scheduled for April 2017.
Currently under construction, the New Bragg Elementary for the West Memphis School District in Arkansas will replace the district’s oldest elementary school built in the early 1950’s. The new approx. 72,000 s.f. state of the art facility will include K-6 classrooms, media center with outdoor reading area, computer lab, art room with connection to outdoor art studio, music room, full kitchen with dining and stage area, indoor P.E. facility, health center and administration areas. The new design will take advantage of daylighting to supply natural light into all of the classrooms and corridors to create a pleasing learning environment for the students and faculty.
ETFC Architects has provided design services for this 635 bed tertiary care hospital for the past 25 years. Our current project is a multi-phase, multi-year project to update 6 aging patient floors to patient/family centered care floors. The first phase will renovate floor B3 and will convert 42 patient rooms into 24 larger, state-of-the-art patient rooms. Construction is expected to begin April 2017 and last for approximately 9 months.
The UT Health Science Center Plough Center Good Manufacturing Process Facility is an aseptic facility designed for the practicum of clinical trial materials through Phase two volumes, as well as periodic training. This joint venture project was designed to meet the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Union (EMEA) current good manufacturing practices for the manufacturing of aseptic, lyophilized parenterals. The build out consists of approximately 17,000 square feet of renovated space within an existing masonry building. The facility will open in 2017.
The seven floor UTHSC College of Pharmacy Building was completed in 2011 with the fifth and sixth floors as shelled space. The Fifth Floor Build-out Joint Venture project was completed in 2015 with 12,600 square feet of laboratory space and 6,200 square feet of office space. The sixth floor Build-out project is currently under construction.
St. Jude Red Frog Events Proton Therapy Center
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
ETFC, in association with the Crump Firm, was selected in 2010 to design the $198 million St. Jude Kay Research and Care Center project. In addition to a new state-of-the-art Surgical Suite, Intensive Care Unit, and Global Education and Collaboration Center (Marlo Thomas Center), the project also houses the first Proton Therapy Center in the world dedicated solely for children. The facility opened in 2014 and in 2015, the Proton Therapy Center treated its first patient.
The new Jackson County Jail is a state of the art facility that includes inmate housing for 98 male and 12 female detainees on a new 4 acre site. The new facility provides core support functions that include offices for the Sheriff and his staff; a Hearing Room; an enclosed Vehicle Sallyport; Intake, Booking and Processing Areas; a Medical Triage including Exam and Treatment Facilities; Kitchen, Food Service Storage Areas and Laundry facilities, all designed for a future population of over 200 inmates. The construction is seismically designed of steel and precast concrete columns, beams and roof deck with interior walls of reinforced concrete masonry. The exterior walls are brick veneer and precast concrete with energy efficient window glazing, mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems. Construction began in March 2015 and was completed the summer of 2016.