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UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital
Dubuque, IA

The Grandview expansion created a state of the art Heart Clinic, Surgery Department, Sterile Processing Department and Emergency Department. A modified use of existing materials update the face of the buildings, while harmonizing with the existing medical office buildings. INVISION has worked with the owner and users to ‘right-size’ the addition and deliver a template for future growth.

Cubic Yards of Concrete Poured
3,000
Pounds of Steel Erected
850,000
Restrooms in Pre-Op Area
10
Construction Administrator
Jeff Oltmann

Progressively contemporary design simultaneously fits into the existing institutional campus identity.

The creative design of this project was done through a careful inversion and juxtaposition of materials already found on their existing campus buildings and reinterpreting the proportions. We also strategically placed the new surgery area to allow for natural light into the hallways to promote positive patient mindset. The continuous glass belt-line allows for one-way patient views and defines the material transition from the brick base to the floating stone volume above. With such a large facility, and varying floor heights throughout, patient wayfinding and healthcare staff efficiency was a high priority. In addition to text-based signage, we chose natural materials to provide an effective visual cue that is both calming and relaxing. The network of parking lots and a “soft space” buffer zone folded in between the office building and the addition gives flexibility and relief from the dramatic variation in the terrain. Other team members: Angie Nees, Maggie Dougherty, Eric Ritland, Bart Etheredge, Julie Etheredge, Kristina Mehmen, Roland Ganter and Brian Sanderman.

The plan was both comprehensive and strategically impressive. We were very pleased with the results.
- David Brandon President and CEO
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