Wednesday, December 17, 2008

GBBN, Messer win awards for Children's project

GBBN Architects and Messer Construction have won two awards from the Ohio Valley Chapter of Design Build Institute of America* for Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Location S, a project completed in 2007.

In addition to winning an award for the best private sector building over $1.5 million, the team was honored with the Design-Build Excellence Award in recognition of a project showing the most successful analysis of design-build strategies, the unique application of teaming, and how well it exceeded the hospital's needs.

Also, Location S won the Award of Excellence from the Ohio Valley Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors, and the GBBN design team of Amy Mees, Kevin Spector and Keven Speece were honored with an award by Cincinnati Magazine for interior design.

The $115 million, 415,000-square-foot research tower contains 12 floors of mechanical equipment, offices, and lab and research space built around a central circulation spine.

The tower was built on the site of a demolished 1929 clinical building on the hospital's campus.

Photo credit: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

* Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia.