Project Stats
Client
GBBN Architects
Location Norwood, OH
Year
2011
Market
Size 4.00 Acres
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Services Provided:

  • Land Surveying

    • ALTA Surveys
    • Boundary Surveys
    • Construction Layout & Staking
    • Easement Exhibits & Descriptions
    • Legal Descriptions
    • Record Plans
    • Topographic Surveys
  • Civil Engineering

    • Grading & Earthwork Analysis
    • Storm Water Collection System
    • Storm Water Control Facilities
    • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans
    • Waste Water Collection System
  • Landscape Architecture & Planning

    • Irrigation Plans
    • Planting Plans
    • Site Planning
    • Zoning consultation

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Project Highlight

This state of the art medical office building on a former industrial site combined the highest level of design with high tech systems to achieve LEED silver levels. The brownfield project features a four acre, three story 55,000 square foot $20 million medical office building. The project’s low maintenance and low watering landscape was designed with a roof water harvesting irrigation system that provides onsite irrigation by storing it underground, providing up to eight weeks of irrigation. The low maintenance courtyard is integrated with the building’s main entrance and featured through the lobby’s floor to ceiling windows. The courtyard is designed with drought tolerant ornamental grasses planted on sculptural landforms, to distract and sooth patients and staff.

A secondary viewing garden adjoins the waiting room providing a contrasting soft and fluid space that is calm and soothing for both patients and staff. When completed, the facility will be one of the largest independently owned and operated urologic centers in the nation. Bayer Becker graded the site lower than the original design reducing the dirt haul off requirements and saving the client $110,000. Site grading on the project was vital because an existing Cincinnati subway tunnel runs through the site. The tunnel limited utility depths which proved challenging given the need to keep the site as low as possible to save on export costs. To solve the problem the existing utilities were videoed to provide the most accurate information allowing the new utilities to be placed as close as possible to the subway tunnel without disturbing it.

To ensure quality, Bayer Becker takes an interdisciplinary approach to the arrangement, appearance, and design where creativity meets functionality in all our healthcare development projects.

Through interdisciplinary collaboration, Bayer Becker creates places that improve the quality of urban, ecological, and social environments.

Please contact us, to learn more about why Bayer Becker is among the top healthcare development design consultants in Greater Cincinnati, and the Ohio Kentucky Indiana tri-state region. Our Civil Engineers, Transportation and Traffic Engineers, Landscape Architects, Planners, and Land Surveyors are professionally licensed and ready to assist you in meeting your development goals.

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