BOSTON — Associated Builders and Contractors recently presented two Excellence in Construction awards for a project designed by Boston’s Steffian Bradley Architects.
The Winchester Hospital Cancer Care Center project in Winchester, Mass. — a collaboration between construction-management firm A.J. Martini, Winchester Hospital and Steffian Bradley Architects — received an Eagle Award and a Green Award at the association’s 2011 Excellence in Construction awards.
The awards honor exemplary construction projects throughout the region. Winchester Hospital’s Cancer Care Center won the top Eagle award in the “Healthcare over $10 Million” category as well as the Green award for sustainability. SBA’s comprehensive design and planning were considered significant factors in the judging process.
According to the organization, judges for the competition were particularly impressed with the execution of the two-phase project, which consolidated all of the hospital’s oncology services under one roof. The 45,000-square-foot renovation and expansion of Winchester Hospital’s Cancer Care Center was completed around a fully-functioning oncology treatment center without interrupting treatment.
The extensive project required the complete removal of the second floor of the oncology treatment center, as well as the demolition of a 14,000-square-foot, two-story adjacent structure. A three-story, 7,000-square-foot historic building was also restored and completely renovated for administrative offices. AutoCAD Revit was also used to coordinate complicated mechanical and electrical systems.
Robby Robertson, vice president for facilities and real estate services at Winchester Hospital, said the project was very complex because of the renovation of an older building that fell within riverfront boundaries.
“Our team embraced the many daily challenges in meeting the demanding schedule and budget, but the breadth of knowledge from our architects at Steffian Bradley Architects was critical to the project’s success,” Robertson said. “When patients say ‘wow’ upon entering our new facility, you know you got it right.”
Steffian Bradley Architects collaborated with Winchester-based construction management firm A.J. Martini, Inc. in ensuring that the project successfully met the needs of Winchester Hospital. Bob Humenn served as SBA’s principal-in-charge for the Winchester Hospital Cancer Care Center assignment, while Nico Flannery-Pitcher was the interior designer.