Children’s Hospital at Wesley Medical Center
Location: Wichita, Kansas
Size: 27,000 SF
Completed: Sept. 2017
Services: Architecture, Interiors, Rebranding
Scope: Hospital Renovations; PICU Patient Rooms, Waiting Areas, Exterior Re-skin, Signage
Wesley Medical Center is a large metropolitan hospital located in the heart of Wichita, Kansas. This project entailed the renovation, expansion, and transformation of a 1955 structure on the campus to a modern, vibrant, welcoming Children’s Hospital.
Along with the requirement of meeting a sophisticated functional program, a great deal of emphasis was placed upon image, aesthetics, and the appropriateness of materials for a young population. The bright colors, bold patterns, and fun interactive materials of the interior design present a stress-free environment for children and families.
A new covered drop off with colorful round bollards was created street-side to serve the main entrance. The redesigned brightly light facade allows the building to be eye-catching and transformative from first view.
Because accurate existing plans were unavailable for the 1955 building, the design team and the contractor worked closely together in providing early due diligence in an attempt to mitigate the potential negative impacts that unknown conditions could have had on the project. The result was that this transformative project completed on budget and ahead of schedule.
Stanley D. Lindsey – Structural Engineer
Mazzetti – MPE Engineers
Littlejohn Engineering – Civil Engineer
JE Dunn – Construction Manager
Transformational exterior design
Implemented Integrated Project Delivery strategies to solve challenges encountered in older construction.
Low floor-to-floor heights required careful consideration.
Renovation addressed three existing buildings with unique challenges originally constructed between 1920 and 1970.
Opened ahead of schedule.