main entry redesign
PARKVIEW HEALTH SYSTEM
FORT WAYNE, INDIANA
Architect: Design Collaborative
Civil Engineer: Engineering Resources
After relocating services to the new Parkview Regional Medical Center in the northern suburbs of Fort Wayne, the future of Parkview’s former flagship location in the downtown neighborhoods, known as Parkview Randallia, was uncertain. As a gesture of commitment to the downtown community, the Board of Directors decided to develop a transformative plan that would portray hope and confidence within the community, as well at attract future partners for a new future on the Randallia Campus. Anderson + Bohlander led the design effort to create a new main entry, a key component of future planning for the campus. The design concept revolves around opening up views to the nearby roadway intersection and the development of a new patient and visitor drop-off that provides expanded vehicle capacities and increased canopy coverage to protect patrons from the elements. A small outdoor pocket garden was created adjacent to the main entry to serve as an outdoor extension of the lobby and waiting area. Visitors to the garden are able to enjoy a quiet conversation with friends and family in a supportive environment, or sit and enjoy the sounds of the water feature. Anderson + Bohlander was the lead landscape architect and provided services from Schematic Design to Construction Documentation and maintained oversight throughout Construction Administration.