Chagrin Highlands Medical Center3909 Orange Place
Orange Village, OH 44122
Design Achievement – The four-story, free-standing Chagrin Highlands Medical Center is located on a highly visible and prominent site in Orange Village, Ohio. Pre-design site planning studies helped secure an optimum site supported by elevation and massing studies. The design creates an engaging and welcoming presence while maximizing flexibility. Its rippling skin of glass and diamond-shaped, stainless-steel shingles absorbs and reflects natural light and is internally illuminated and articulated by a glass façade. Large identifying graphics signal users to the two-story lobby entrance which is the organizing element to the outpatient medical programs of oncology care and treatment, cardiovascular rehabilitation, internal medicine and women’s health. Flexibility is shown in the multi-use conference center space where research, teaching, and training programs for physicians and scientists takes place as well as community education and events. Future planning also includes a multi-level expansion that uses the existing vertical systems.
Scope Summary – The 100,000-SF medical office building was constructed with a fast-track delivery model with multiple bid packages. To stringent legibility requirements, as well as the requirements of the developer and city, full-size mockups of the final graphics were tested on site. The stainless steel exterior walls were designed to shield the roof-top mechanical equipment and offer a contrasting backdrop for the signage. An important component of the building program, the Ireland Cancer Center offers outpatient appointments and inpatient admissions, along with chemotherapy and radiation therapy with a cyclotron and PET scanner, 11 infusion positions and six exam rooms. The comprehensive medical center also includes ample space and equipment for the following departments: diagnostic and imaging, emergency, internal medicine, rheumatology, audiology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, gastroenterology, cardiology, and vascular surgery. DLR Group provided pre-design site planning, architecture, and interior design services.