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St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center
Syracuse, NY

St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center

2021 Physicians Office Building Conversion
  • Site design for the new construction and renovation of the current Physician's Office Building and Parking Garage located on the Hospital campus.
  • The current office building will be fully renovated, eliminating the parking garage and expanding the Physician’s Office Building from 39,400 GSF to 125,000 GSF within the current footprint, over the 7-story structure.
  • The project required Site Plan Review from the City of Syracuse and an on-site stormwater management system.
  • Site improvements include a patient drop-off loop, streetscape renovations, utility upgrades, and landscaping.
2021 Outpatient Behavioral Health
  • Site design for the construction of a new outpatient and housing facility on the current site of the Outpatient Services program.
  • Careful planning and project phasing became paramount for the success to maintain uninterrupted services throughout construction on the demanding urban site.
  • Various site improvements include 70 paved parking spaces, underground storm water management system, (NYSDEC SPDES Permit), various retaining walls, and the reconstruction of a portion of the Wayne Street streetscape.
  • Assistance with Site Plan Approval.
2006 Master Plan Implementation

Phase One 

  • Improvements support the new parking garage and medical office building in a congested urban setting with severe topographic limitations.
  • Entry courtyard, retaining walls, streetscape improvements, plantings, and storm water management plan for the site plan approval from the City of Syracuse.
  • Site improvements to support the new hospital lobby and pedestrian sky bridge linking the Medical Office Center to the hospital building.
  • Prepared all documents necessary to obtain site plan approval including encroachment maps, storm water management study and agency approvals.
  • The project included the development of temporary wayfinding signage due to a street closure, reconfiguration of the street alignment to create a new lobby drop-off and on-street parking plan.
  • An existing deteriorated and inefficient surface parking lot was renovated to accommodate employees and create a separate visitor lot, new emergency drop-off, ambulance dock and simplify overall vehicular and pedestrian circulation.
  • City storm water regulation required storm separation from the existing neighborhood combined sewer system and a significant subsurface storm water storage facility located under the parking lot.
  • Site improvements included the use of brick pavers, site furniture, plantings, memorial gardens, sculpture locations and accent lighting.
  • Phase One also included the College of Nursing Memorial Gardens and Wayfinding Signage, and was completed in 2008.

The College of Nursing Memorial Gardens

  • Prepared a Master Plan and contract documents for a memorial garden and outdoor public space for the College of Nursing.
  • The garden focal element included the relocation of the St. Joseph statue, brick pavers, lighting, perennial plant beds, bench seating and streetscape improvements, the memorial garden offers a quiet respite for hospital visitors and staff.

Wayfinding Signage

  • Development and implementation of four ground-base signs and related site improvements, which distinguish the hospital campus neighborhood.

Phase Two 

  • Site work for new buildings, ambulance dock, parking, retaining walls, service docks and phasing coordination with Hospital's selected Construction Manager.
  • Design Development drawings for site plan approval and construction documents for implementation.
  • Contract Documents included innovative grading and drainage solutions on steep, heavily developed urban site.
  • Development of a healing garden park for patients, visitors and staff.
  • Provide new sidewalks, tree plantings and streetscape edge around the hospital campus to improve the neighborhood unification.
  • LEED Silver documentation.
  • Storm water management including rain garden facility and underground storm water detention, permeable pavement and native plantings.
  • Prepared graphic presentation material for public relations.