PMB plans to complete work this spring for a challenging, adaptive reuse project, converting a 50,000-square-foot 1980’s-era multiplex movie theater into a modern medical facility.
The repurposed building is being developed immediately west of the Abrazo West Campus, a 188-bed acute-care community hospital and Level 1 trauma center. Located in Goodyear, Arizona, the facility will expand the Abrazo West Campus wound care program, and provide outpatient services including imaging, multi-specialty care, internal medicine, pain management, wound care and physical therapy.
PMB is retaining the theater’s generous 12-foot-wide common hallways to create a patient-centric public corridor and is adding a reworked building entry. The firm is also utilizing the existing 22-foot theater ceiling heights to create open spaces with future flexibility.
With this strategic adaptive reuse, PMB is handling several challenges including:
- Space planning around load-bearing demising walls between theaters by carefully planning clinical pods
- Reconfiguring the common and tenant areas to eliminate elevation changes in the existing floors
- Modifying a dated theater exterior to create a stylish, modern appearance with a dramatic building entry
The adaptive reuse benefits the client by creating proximate, modern medical office space in a constrained, on-campus market, further providing growth space for Abrazo’s captive medical group.
The project team includes architect SmithGroup and general contractor AK-SAR-Ben Companies Inc.