The recently completed long-term, multi-phased $132 million Master Facilities Plan consolidates ambulatory facilities and replaces outmoded inpatient facilities at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Connecticut. Phase One, the two-story 31,200 s.f. freestanding Cancer Center, was occupied in April 1993. Phase Two, the ten-story, 358,000 s.f. Partial Replacement Facility was occupied in July 1996. At $183 per square foot, the project was built approximately 10-15% below the regional industry average.
- creates a focal point, unifying the many disparate elements on campus;
- uses a rigorous planning module for both the structural bay and architectural skin, allowing for maximum flexibility;
- employs natural light and nature as a healing tool; and
- creates a reassuring, high-quality environment, with warm neutral interior colors such as charcoal and cream terrazzo and carpet with more vibrant colors appearing as accents on individual walls, reception desks, nurses stations and furniture.