Winchester Hospital Selects Margulies Perruzzi Architects To Design Patient Care Facility In Woburn

Winchester Hospital Selects Margulies Perruzzi Architects to Design Patient Care Facility in Woburn

Winchester Hospital Selects Margulies Perruzzi Architects to Design Patient Care Facility in Woburn

Design firm upgrades medical office building for National Development

BOSTON, Mass. – July 10, 2012 – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA), one of Boston’s most innovative architectural and interior design firms, today announced that it has been selected to design and renovate a medical office building for National Development and a patient care facility for its tenant, Winchester Hospital. The 80,000 square foot building at 200 Unicorn Park in Woburn, Mass. will be renovated to accommodate Winchester Hospital clinicians and other area medical providers. MPA is providing interior architecture and healthcare design services for the base building upgrade and 38,000 square foot tenant fit-out for Winchester Hospital.

National Development, one of New England’s leading real estate development and investment firms, selected MPA to retrofit the existing office building into a patient-focused medical office building. The four-story building will receive upgrades to the lobby, common, and tenant areas, including new finishes, lighting, and electrical service. New mechanical systems will be specifically designed for medical use, and a stretcher-size elevator will be installed. The ground floor will offer an entrance with sliding doors for easy access and a lobby concierge station to direct visitors. Winchester Hospital will occupy half of the renovated building.

Winchester Hospital, the northwest suburban Boston area’s leading provider of comprehensive health care services, is relocating the Breast Care Center and Community Health Institute from its Baldwin Park II facility in Woburn to larger space in this new facility. The Winchester Hospital Breast Care Center is a regional evaluation center offering breast health resources to women, including advanced imaging technology and digital mammography. The Community Health Institute offers wellness and prevention programs and services such as diabetes screenings, lactation consultations, massage, and acupuncture. MPA was selected to design patient and clinical areas for the project, which is slated for completion in late 2012.

“We are very excited about Winchester Hospital’s move to Unicorn Park, a convenient location that enables us to continue to bring high quality care at a value to all the communities we serve,” said Robby Robertson, vice president of facilities and real estate at Winchester Hospital. “MPA has been a critical part of the team, bringing their expertise to design a new space that meets our goals and vision.”

“As our firm explored the possibility of converting this building from an older office building into a state-of-the-art medical office facility, we knew that having the right design team on board from the beginning would be critical to our success,” said Andrew Gallinaro, director of National Development. “MPA has been a first-class partner in this regard, and we are delighted to be working alongside their designers on this project.”

MPA’s healthcare design and architecture practice is focused on process refinement within a healing environment: providing space solutions that contain costs while facilitating improved care to patients. Employing a Lean Design process with Building Information Modeling (BIM), MPA’s healthcare designs maximize workflow, standard procedures, access, efficiency, and comfort for both patients and medical staff. With a specific focus on acute care environments and ambulatory clinics, the firm’s complex healthcare and medical office design work includes the renovation of interior space, building renovations, and new stand-alone buildings.

About Margulies Perruzzi Architects
Consistently ranked as one of Boston’s top architectural and interior design firms, Margulies Perruzzi Architects creates buildings and corporate interiors for clients who value design. The firm services the corporate, professional services, healthcare, research/lab, and real estate communities with a focus on sustainable design. Clients include Manulife/John Hancock, Nuvera Fuel Cells, Reliant Medical Group, Sapient, Hobbs Brook Management and Forrester Research. For more information, please visit http://www.mp-architects.com.

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