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Ambulatory Medical Office Building
Grand Rapids, MI
52,000-SF of new construction on three floors and 15,000-SF of renovations on three floors
Completed December 2011


Project Team

Owner: Highpoint Development and Advantage Health Partners
Design Team: Integrated Architecture and JDH Engineering

Unique Challenges Solutions
Connection to Existing Medical Office Building Maintaining a clean and safe site during construction allowed for continued use of the adjacent building and offices.
Unique Interior Details In depth understanding of the raised assess floor system and associated mechanical system allowed for smooth installation and coordination

Project Overview

The existing 245 Cherry Street medical office building is located near Saint Mary’s Hospital in downtown Grand Rapids. After completion of several successful greenfield medical office buildings for Highpoint Development and Advantage Health, Elzinga & Volkers teamed up with Integrated Architecture to expand and modernize the largest of Advantage Health’s Ambulatory Facilities.

The project is a unique blend of new construction and office renovations. While the 52,000-SF steel and masonry addition was built outside, medical office suites for a dermatology and weight clinic were completed inside the existing building. New exam rooms and patient hospitality areas received modern finishes and unique clerestory windows, which allow natural light into all of the office spaces. The new suites are airy and comfortable.

The new addition to 245 Cherry more than doubled the building's footprint. New construction allowed the design team to integrate new features into the building, most notable of which is a raised access floor system. The raised floor system is combined with a heating and cooling system that moves air under the occupant feet and is more efficient than pumping air from the ceiling. The floor system also allows for quicker and less intrusive renovations.

The exterior of the building received modern glass and metal panels in combination with traditional brick, matching the adjacent building. A new drive up canopy and signature rotunda created a new front door for patients. Re-configurations of the existing parking lot accommodate the increased patient traffic.

Elzinga & Volkers is proud to be part of the 245 Cherry building expansions. The project is a great destination for the patients of Advantage Health and Saint Mary’ Health Care.

Project Awards and Recognition

Health Park Central is one of several medical office buildings built by Elzinga & Volkers and designed by Integrated Architecture that incorporates leading edge medical office building design concepts.

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