Broadlawns Medical Center (BMC) - West Building Oncology Renovation- Elevator
Des Moines, IA
Shive-Hattery was asked to investigate adding an elevator at the entrance to this building, so that the second-floor Oncology clinic would have a handicap accessible entrance. The clinic is over 600' away from the hospital's nearest accessible entrance.
The Oncology clinic also needed additional infusion space and exam rooms, and needed handicap accessible restrooms and a lab draw room. The clinic is in a 95 year-old building, in space that was previously a juvenile detention unit. Despite minor cosmetic improvements over the years, the clinic needed an overhaul to address space issues, provide handicap accessibility, update the interior appearance, replace windows, and replace the aged mechanical heating and cooling system.
The elevator addition provides a handicap accessibility new entrance to the building, not only for the Oncology clinic, but also for the floor below. The addition is a contemporary design that conveys the state of the art care being provided.