Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center, Milwaukee| OWP/P

 

By:Katie Gerfen

 

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magine a center where cancer patients can go to one location and have all of their specific treatment needs available in a matter of footsteps. Chicago-based firm OWP/P did, and achieved that goal, with the 432,300-square-foot Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center in Milwaukee. In the new facility, patients are greeted by a lushly outfitted concierge-style hub, where they are directed to departments that are condition-specific, each of which is equipped with doctor’s offices, diagnostic machines, and treatment rooms. This allows people who are tired from illness and treatment to get care in a healing environment, one that doesn’t look or feel like a hospital.

Nature played a big part in the design for Froedtert, which is situated among bucolic marshes, complete with swaying grasses and wildlife. Curving delicately to complete a central core on the campus, the new facility sits on a site that has for the past several years been inhabited by a parking structure. The structure was taken down when it was determined that the location was optimal for patients who had to visit the oncology department of the neighboring hospital, and it was replaced by 195,000 square feet of below-grade parking.

he exterior’s most striking feature is its striated, fritted curtain wall, unusual on a medical building—where privacy is king—but an important element, says Randy Guillot, design principal at OWP/P, in connecting the building with the surrounding marshy landscape. “The south side is treated with a random, almost organic painting of frit patterns in the glass,” says Guillot. “When seen from across the wetlands, this has an organic quality and a quality of changing dramatically at different times of day. It cuts down on the bulk.”

The curtain wall also plays a crucial role in the interior, says Jocelyn Stroupe, an OWP/P interior design principal, in that it allows the patients to have access to abundant daylight, a factor that has proved so critical in studies on healing that the hospital committed to 18 feet between floors.

Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center

Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center

he building is organized to take advantage of natural elements, such as view and light, which contribute to a healthy mindset, but the organization of the departments and floor plans is focused on making sure that the experience is as user-friendly as possible. “A huge point to this building is accessibility. Patients arrive, park under the building, and their care is an elevator ride away,” says Guillot.

Because of the abundant interior spaces, not every room can get a view. But the space was planned so that major corridors and gathering spaces are located on the outer wall, which in Stroupe’s mind “makes it a bit more democratic, because everyone will have access to the natural light several times during the course of the day.”

Stroupe was determined to use warm, natural materials to make the space more inviting, and the lobby features natural cherry wood paneling on the walls and ceilings, quartzite floors, and honed basalt on the main staircase.

Materials change as visitors go further into the space, in part by necessity, in part by the designers’ choice. Stroupe points out that all of the walkways on the upper levels are carpeted “to provide a softer feel underfoot.” Walls throughout the upper floor are painted, in part to comply with stringent standards that preclude materials, like fabric, which can transmit germs, but also to allow a range of bright colors.

The natural products in the lobby could not all be continued into the space because of those healthcare standards. Wood, for example, could not be used in chemotherapy infusion rooms, but Stroupe’s team chose a realistically wood-grained sheet vinyl product that is antimicrobial.

Typical Floor Plan

Typical Floor Plan

Duplicate spaces were avoided where possible, but the clients were not afraid to add extra facilities if it would make access easier for the patients. This, says Guillot, is what differentiates the project from what he terms “pimp my ride” healthcare architecture, in which facilities revamp lobbies and public spaces without addressing planning issues.

” ‘Logical, not lavish’ was our client’s mantra,” says Guillot, “and what it means is logical in terms of sensibility about the project. There is a certain matter-of-factness that is respectful of the people using it. The cancer center is a building designed specifically around their needs.”

Project Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center
Location: Milwaukee
Client: Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee— William Petasnick (CEO, president); John A. Balzer (VP of facilities planning and development)
Architect: OWP/P, Chicago—Jim Mladucky (principal/project director); Randy Guillot (design principal); Chris Liakakos (planning principal); Jocelyn Stroupe (interior design principal); Dan Fagan (engineering principal); Louis Vavaroutsos (project designer); George Witaszek (senior architect/technical lead); Andy Piraro (interiors technical lead); Angel Ortiz, Jerry Wright, Adam Godlewski, Chisako Fukase, Elizabeth Kolzow (project team); Craig Wyatt (specifications); Tom Hampson (construction administration)
Landscape Architect: Johnson Management Services
Architect Consultant: Zimmerman Design Group
Planning Consultant: Health Care Facilities Consultant
Construction Manager: M. A. Mortenson Co.
M/E/P Engineering Consultant: Affiliated Engineers
Structural Engineering Consultant: Harwood Engineering Consultants
Civil Engineering Consultant: Graef, Anhalt, and Schloemer
Parking Consultants: Health Quality Partners (operational); Standard Parking; Walker Parking Consultants
Fire Protection: Wauwatosa Fire Prevention Bureau

Randy Guillot Design Principal OWP/P

Randy Guillot Design Principal OWP/P

Joselyn Stroupe Interior Design Principal OWP/P

Joselyn Stroupe Interior Design Principal OWP/P

PRODUCT SPECS

EXTERIOR

LOCATION Exterior cladding
PRODUCT Reynobond FR composite metal panels in Silver Metallic and Frisco White
MANUFACTURER Alcoa
WEBSITEwww.alcoa.com

LOCATION Exterior cladding
PRODUCT Corrugated metal wall panels in silver metallic
MANUFACTURER Centria
WEBSITEcentria.com

LOCATION Exterior cladding
PRODUCT Custom curtain-wall system
MANUFACTURER Simmons Building Products

LOCATION Exterior cladding
PRODUCT Tempered low-E insulated glazing units with clear vision and fritted glass
MANUFACTURER Viracon
WEBSITEviracon.com

LOCATION Exterior cladding
PRODUCT Architectural precast concrete with variegated texture, plane, and color
MANUFACTURER International Concrete Products

LOCATION Main entry
PRODUCT 16-foot-diameter revolving door
MANUFACTURER Boon Edam Inc.
WEBSITEboonedam.nl/inc

WALLS

LOCATION Conference rooms
PRODUCT Acoustic panels
MANUFACTURER Conwed
WEBSITEconweddesignscape.com

LOCATION Lobby
PRODUCT Wood-doweled panel grille in maple with cherry stain
MANUFACTURER Rulon
WEBSITErulonco.com

LOCATION Elevator walls
PRODUCT Basalt Inca Gray polished stone
MANUFACTURER Stone Source
WEBSITEstonesource.com

LOCATION Bathrooms
PRODUCT Wall tile
MANUFACTURER DalTile
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LOCATION Deli
PRODUCT Decorative wall tile
MANUFACTURER Oceanside Glass Tile
WEBSITEglasstile.com

LOCATION Equipment alcoves
PRODUCT Acrovyn 3000 sheet wall protection
MANUFACTURER CS Group
WEBSITEglasstile.com

LOCATION Throughout
PRODUCT Interior paint
MANUFACTURER Benjamin Moore
WEBSITEbenjaminmoore.com

LOCATION Throughout
PRODUCT Interior paint
MANUFACTURER ICI Paints
WEBSITEicipaints.com

LOCATION Image recovery center
PRODUCT Europa Madrid vinyl wallcovering
MANUFACTURER Wolf Gordon
WEBSITEwolf-gordon.com

FLOORING

LOCATION Waiting areas, corridors
PRODUCT Quartz Collection carpet
MANUFACTURER Lees Carpets
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LOCATION Waiting areas
PRODUCT Sense of Place Collection carpet
MANUFACTURER Mannington Commercial
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LOCATION Offices
PRODUCT Satori carpet tile
MANUFACTURER Interface Flor
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LOCATION Deli
PRODUCT Oasis Collection carpet
MANUFACTURER Monterey
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LOCATION Throughout
PRODUCT Gres Ceremiche porcelain ceramic floor tile
MANUFACTURER Stone Source
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LOCATION Lobby
PRODUCT Green Mountain Mist quartzite, natural cleft finish
MANUFACTURER Vermont Structural Slate Co.
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LOCATION Main stairs
PRODUCT Basalt Inca Gray stone, honed finish
MANUFACTURER Stone Source
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LOCATION Exam and procedure rooms
PRODUCT Granite Collection and Agate Collection
MANUFACTURER Teknoflor
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LOCATION Third-floor day hospital
PRODUCT Oak Collection in dark oak and colonial maple
MANUFACTURER Teknoflor
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LOCATION Utility rooms and storage
PRODUCT VCT—Brushwork, Solid Point, Colorpoint
MANUFACTURER Mannington Commercial
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LOCATION Deli
PRODUCT Quarry tile
MANUFACTURER DalTile
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LOCATION Bathrooms
PRODUCT Ceramic floor tile
MANUFACTURER DalTile
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CEILINGS

LOCATION Throughout
PRODUCT Ceiling systems—Cirrus; Clean Room VL; Optima Open Plan; Cortega
MANUFACTURER Armstrong
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LOCATION Waiting areas
PRODUCT Wood slat ceiling
MANUFACTURER Rulon
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LIGHTING

LOCATION Waiting areas
PRODUCT lamps
MANUFACTURER Michi
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FINISHES

LOCATION Main entry
PRODUCT Entry grating mat with SSS Clean tread
MANUFACTURER Kadee Industries
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LOCATION Cubicle curtains
PRODUCT Sonoma
MANUFACTURER Momentum Textiles
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LOCATION Guardrail
PRODUCT Satin/clear etched
MANUFACTURER Bendheim
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LOCATION Lobby
PRODUCT Guardrail system
MANUFACTURER Ives

LOCATION Countertops
PRODUCT Plastic laminate
MANUFACTURER Nevamar
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LOCATION Cabinets
PRODUCT Plastic laminate
MANUFACTURER Wilsonart
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LOCATION Toilet partitions; reception work surfaces
PRODUCT Plastic laminate
MANUFACTURER Pionite
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LOCATION Chemical resistant areas
PRODUCT Plastic laminate
MANUFACTURER Formica
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LOCATION Image recovery center
PRODUCT Thatch resin panel
MANUFACTURER 3form
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LOCATION Bathroom countertops; image recovery center; reception desks
PRODUCT Corian
MANUFACTURER DuPont
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LOCATION Reception desks
PRODUCT Zodiaq
MANUFACTURER DuPont
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LOCATION Pharmacy; image recovery center
PRODUCT Slat display wall
MANUFACTURER Marlite
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LOCATION Tack surface
PRODUCT Bulletin board linoleum
MANUFACTURER Forbo
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LOCATION Throughout
PRODUCT Window coverings
MANUFACTURER Draper
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LOCATION Conference rooms
PRODUCT Struttura fabric, wrapping the acoustic wall panels
MANUFACTURER Luna Textiles
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FURNITURE

LOCATION Throughout
PRODUCT Ripple bench
MANUFACTURER Steelcase
WEBSITEsteelcase.com

LOCATION Deli
PRODUCT Ceora collection seating and tables
MANUFACTURER Patrician
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LOCATION Exam rooms
PRODUCT Improv chair
MANUFACTURER Haworth
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LOCATION Throughout
PRODUCT Zody chair
MANUFACTURER Haworth
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LOCATION Throughout
PRODUCT Collective Office desking
MANUFACTURER Allsteel and Jofco
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LOCATION Lobby
PRODUCT Repertoire seating and occasional tables
MANUFACTURER Patrician
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LOCATION Waiting areas
PRODUCT Lounge seating — Evita; Frankline; Torii Glider
MANUFACTURER Nemschoff
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LOCATION Third-floor waiting area
PRODUCT Hello lounge seating
MANUFACTURER Haworth
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LOCATION Infusion rooms
PRODUCT Serenity II infusion chair
MANUFACTURER Nemschoff
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LOCATION Third-floor waiting area
PRODUCT Eveneau ottomans
MANUFACTURER Brayton
WEBSITEbrayton.com

LOCATION Waiting
PRODUCT Ambient occasional tables
MANUFACTURER Arcadia
WEBSITEarcadiacontract.com

LOCATION Consultation room; conference room; break rooms
PRODUCT Clara tables
MANUFACTURER Izzy Design
WEBSITEizzydesign.com

LOCATION Clinic waiting areas
PRODUCT Primaries children’s furniture collection
MANUFACTURER Thonet
WEBSITEthonet.com

LOCATION Day hospital
PRODUCT Opus overbed tables; 50 Series bedside cabinets
MANUFACTURER Nurture by Steelcase
WEBSITEnurture.steelcase.com

LOCATION Offices
PRODUCT Alernate series workstations and file storage
MANUFACTURER Allsteel
WEBSITEallsteel.com

LOCATION Clinic waiting areas
PRODUCT Brochure/magazine racks
MANUFACTURER Peter Pepper Products
WEBSITEpeterpepperproducts.com

LOCATION Clinic waiting areas
PRODUCT Play cube
MANUFACTURER Playscapes
WEBSITEplayscapes.com

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