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April 2012: New Projects Portfolio

April 2012: New Projects Portfolio

Cancer center at University of Iowa upgraded; updated shopping experience to India's Chandigarh; and more.

By By Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor | March 30, 2012
This article first appeared in the April 2012 issue of BD+C.

Senior living community for those seeking a certain lifestyle

A new senior living community in Geneva, Ill., is designed for residents who want a social- and wellness-focused lifestyle. GreenFields of Geneva has 147 maintenance-free apartment homes, with varying floor plans and views of the nearby Tanna Farms Golf Course. The community includes a fitness center, creative arts studio, media/computer room, and library. The Building Team included C.C. Hodgson Architectural Group, construction manager Lend Lease, and engineers MEP Technologies Inc. and Karpinski Engineering.





Renovation alchemy to transform 1930’s-era high school into LEED Gold

HMFH Architects has completed an $85 million interior renovation project at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, the only public high school in the city of Cambridge, Mass. The two-year multiphase project renovated 400,000 sf of academic space in the high school, which was originally constructed in 1933 and expanded in 1978. Sustainable features include a photovoltaic rooftop panel array, a new HVAC system, high-reflectance roofing, and high-performance lighting. The school is pursuing LEED Gold certification.







New facility provides Cancer Center at University of Iowa with upgrades

A new clinic for the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC), is now open. Located on two floors in the Pomerantz Family Pavilion, the clinic offers 64,000 sf of renovated space aimed at enhancing efficiency and reducing waiting times for patients. The cancer center includes new clinic and infusion bay areas, 37 exam rooms, two procedure rooms, a new pneumatic tube system to reduce waiting times for lab results, and an on-site pharmacy. Heery International designed the $12 million facility, part of a 22-phase expansion at UIHC.


Mall brings Western-style shopping experience to India’s Chandigarh

The North Country Mall in Chandigarh, capital of India’s Punjab state, is a joint venture between shopping center developer J.J. Gumberg Co. and global design firm tvsdesign. Scheduled to open this winter, the Western-style mall has already leased more than 75% of its outlets to international retailers. It features a total of 1.03 million sf of built-up area, with more than 325,000 sf reserved for anchor tenants and 255,000 sf for smaller stores. More than a shopping center, the North Country Mall was also designed as an entertainment complex and includes an IMAX theater.

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