October 27th, 2014
By Brian Meyers, LEED AP BD+C, Associate, HMC Architects; reposted from the C.A.S.H. Register
Sacramento City Unified School District’s John Morse Therapeutic Center (JMTC) serves K-8 students diagnosed with severe emotional disturbances and was in need of a modernization to address student safety and security, improve learning opportunities, and mend relations with the neighborhood. The intensive program uses small class sizes, individual behavioral support plans, and focused collaboration with community service providers to address students’ individual learning and emotional needs. With an aging facility and the opportunity to transform the campus to support the unique needs of JMTC’s students, Sacramento City USD teamed with HMC Architects to modernize their campus.
Students love the new space and are achieving at higher academic and behavioral levels than ever before
October 24th, 2014
Martin Luther King Jr., Community Hospital received an Honorable Mention in the Acute Care category from Contract magazine’s Healthcare Environment Awards. The awards honor projects that demonstrate sensitivity to patient needs and seek to improve therapeutic outcomes, enhance staff performance, and increase visitor and community participation. Read the full article from Contract about Martin Luther King Jr., Community Hospital >>
2014 Healthcare Environment Awards
October 22nd, 2014
A design-build contract was awarded for the design of the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital’s new patient tower in Valencia, Calif. The new $110 million, 160,000-square-foot project will be led by Bernards and HMC. It will house 116 beds, two C-section rooms, a café, materials management, and future expansion shell space, as well as a rooftop helipad. The six-story tower will have five-stories above ground and one below.
Healthcare Design Magazine
October 21st, 2014
The Xref jury dinners were hosted in Los Angeles and San Jose last week and the results for HMC’s Xref travel fellowship are in—congrats to Los Angeles’ Nicole Dancel and Ontario’s Jonathan Orr!
Embarking on adventures to Croatia and Southeast Asia
October 21st, 2014
Lee Salin, AIA, was installed as the 2015 President of the American Institute of Architects California Council (AIACC). The installation ceremony took place during the AIACC Annual Board of Directors Meeting on October 17, 2014, at Hayes Mansion in San Jose, California. He succeeds Brian Dougherty, FAIA, in representing nearly 11,000 California members.
Salin, managing principal at HMC Architects, served as president of the AIA Santa Clara Valley Chapter in 2004 and also served as AIACC’s Vice President of Legislative Affairs from 2010-2013. Salin plans on continuing to focus on implementing the strategic initiatives that were developed by the AIACC over the last year in the areas of preserving natural resources, developing emerging professionals, supporting architectural firms and improving the AIA in California. Throughout his leadership career with the AIA, he has advocated for the profession, the industry and the environment, and along with other leaders in the AIA is working to increase awareness of the value of architects and architecture.
Advocating for the profession
October 16th, 2014
The design-build team of Bernards and HMC Architects was recently awarded the contract for Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital’s New Patient Tower. The new $110 M, 160,000-SF Patient Tower will contain 116 beds, two C-section rooms, café, materials management and future expansion shell space, and a rooftop helipad. The six-story Patient Tower will have five-stories above ground and one below.
Designing a patient tower to serve a growing community
October 8th, 2014
Today, Universal Health Services Inc. (UHS) will break ground for a 142-bed acute care hospital and celebrate the formal establishment of Union Village in Henderson, Nevada. The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Henderson Hospital and Union Village will be held at the 228-acre site near Central Christian Church off the 515 freeway.
HMC Architects collaborated with medical professionals and constructors to take part in the design process of the new hospital, focusing on the present and future healthcare needs of Southern Nevada and utilizing a Lean project delivery method in collaboration with Turner Construction Company.
Focusing on the future healthcare needs of Southern Nevada
October 2nd, 2014
Attending the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) Annual Conference in Portland October 3-6? Be sure to catch HMC’s Mary Morris for an educational session about designing for the common core.
CEFPI Annual Conference
Navigating a “C” Change: Designing for the Common Core
Saturday, October 4, 2014
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Led by Kathleen Moore, California Department of Education; Laura Knauss, AIA, LEED AP, CEFP Principal, Lionakis, Lionakis; Mary Morris, AIA, LEED BD+C, REFP, HMC Architects
What does Common Core mean to you as an educational facilities planner? Likely, you have more questions than answers. What would a learning environment that supports hands-on, project-based and technology rich activities look like? And how is that different than what you have now? And how do you get there given what you have now? How does technology integration and smarter balanced testing affect the types of spaces that make up a school? Where is the balance between the flexible and adaptable environments we envision as planners and the specific needs of real-world career technical education programs? How are small group spaces, facilitating language skill assessment and individualized intervention, developed as seamless parts of the learning environment? In an existing school, where do we start? Join us for lively breakout sessions regarding the facilities impact of Common Core implementation. We’ll learn from one another, share our ideas and work collaboratively to identify and propose solutions to the facilities barriers that may exist in our current school infrastructure and how the lessons learned from our new schools can be readily applied. We’re inspired about the potential of the Common Core for the future of our schools—let’s navigate these changes together!
September 15th, 2014
The Angeles National Forest Supervisor’s Office located in Arcadia, California has achieved its original goal of LEED Gold certification! The 24,000-SF replacement facility was completed in December of 2013 and serves as the main operational center that supports the three districts that comprise the Angeles National Forest. The office provides an efficient space for staff and public interaction while also creating a comfortable, sustainable work environment for facility users. Additionally, during times of emergency, the facility will be used 24 hours per day as it also supports public safety operations.
The new sustainable and energy-efficient office utilizes daylighting, ventilation, recycled and renewable materials, energy-efficient lighting and building systems, as well as water saving fixtures. Designed to reflect its natural setting, the landscaping features over 80 plants selected from the surrounding forest, while native rocks and stones act as barriers and site control.
Designed to reflect its natural setting, the landscaping features over 80 plants selected from the surrounding forest