Wick Fisher White Project, Magee Rehab Creative Center & Healing Garden, Grand Opening

Magee Rehabilation Hospital had its grand opening of their new rooftop Creative Center & Healing Garden on May 17th at 1513 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA.  The Healing Garden project provided a refreshed rooftop escape for patients to perform various rehabilitative functions, including gardening and painting as well as providing various surfaces and real world conditions to practice modality. The space included artificial turf, various pavers, ramps, mobility obstacles, such as pot holes, manhole covers, drainage grates, as well as a full size vehicle to learn how to get in and out. The team at WFW performed MEP/FP design for the building interior renovations as well as roof scene updates, including landscape lighting power and controls, general duty power, water supply for automatic irrigation systems, new dry pipe sprinklers for the proposed three season porch and the changes required for the extension of the existing elevator from the fifth floor to the sixth floor.  

Specifically, the renovation included a dedicated VAV box for each patient room, to be controlled along with room lighting and window shades through the Siemens Building Automation System (BAS). The project is unique in that it will include a patient interface for temperature, lighting and shade adjustment through the "Pillow Speaker"/remote, with adjustments to be displayed on the "Footwall"/TV. The design concept is the vision of Magee Director of Facilities Operations & Construction John Ardente (with input from Siemens) to provide the best patient experience in the healthcare industry.  The patient rooms in are the first to include this level of automation and integration in North America. This project will help position Wick Fisher White among the innovators in the healthcare industry.  

Congratulations to the entire design and construction team for a job well done.  Architect: Charles Matsinger Associates, Landscape Architect: Carter Van Dyke Associates, General Contractor:  Torcon.

For more information on this project click here.