Spectrum Health Pediatric and Adult Integrated Care Center

Health systems are rapidly expanding outpatient services to deliver care in a less costly manner and expand their community reach. Spectrum Health retained FTCH to renovate one of their prime properties on Michigan Avenue for pediatric and adult primary care outpatient clinics.

The 35,500-sf building was built in the 1980s and needed a facelift and new infrastructure. FTCH designed a new entrance canopy and lobby. The building was completely gutted; new mechanical, electrical, and IT systems were included in the design scope. The site parking and landscaping were updated, including improvements to stormwater detention.

FTCH performed a traffic study to help Spectrum Health determine how to avoid traffic congestion entering and exiting the site near the adjacent busy intersection of Michigan and College Avenues.

FTCH provided architectural, civil, mechanical, electrical, and structural engineering services. The design took into account aging infrastructure, system updates, and building envelope assessments, all requiring in-depth field investigation and continued problem-solving in tandem with Granger Construction during demolition as unforeseen conditions arose.

FTCH worked closely with Spectrum Health facilities representatives, health system user groups, the City of Grand Rapids, and the construction manager to balance space needs and budget requirements on a fast-track schedule.