The goal of the EMH Sheffield Medical Building was to provide a doctors’ group an innovative and larger space. Two floors of the building were only roughed-in as potential lease space, but the image and location caught the attention of another medical group before construction was even completed.
Initially, the property’s high water content required de-watering efforts, and more than 500 feet of retaining wall was constructed to compensate for grade variations of up to 16 feet on the site.
Tilt-Up was an economical choice because the concrete panels served both structural and aesthetic purposes. Some of the panels comprised the finished interior walls in the facility, thus special detail was paid to the forming, brick setting and rustication of them.
Several distinctive elements were chosen to add to the professional image of the building such as the three-story atrium/lobby and the towers surrounding the stairways. A curvilinear, blue tinted and reflective glass curtain wall encompasses the main lobby, making it instantly eye-catching and minimizing heat from the entrance’s exposure to sun.
Sheffield Village, OH 44001
This project was a 2007 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award winner.
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