Purcell Architects, P.C. has a successful track record working with the New York State Office of General Services as evidenced in the successful completion of the Mohawk Correctional Facility – Building 52 renovation. This project involved the gut renovation of an existing 70,000 s.f. facility to house 150 inpatients and provide regional clinical outpatient facilities.
The estimated dollar value at completion was approx. $8,000,000. The facility is configured into 6 separate wings radiating from a central sky lit corridor providing a recreation area along with a convenient circulation spine between the wings.
Clinical services for outpatients include emergency care, diagnostic radiology, physical therapy, dental care, ophthalmology, ENT orthopedics, venipuncture, inpatient assessment and processing, hearing testing, clinical laboratory testing and general medical clinics.
Inpatient care is provided in three separate wings with long term AIDS patients occupying 50% of the beds. Pre-operative and post-operative patients occupy a second wing and patients requiring physical therapy and rehabilitation services are located in a third wing.
Support services for food service, pharmacy, central sterile supply, clean linen, educational classroom space and staff support areas is located in a separate wing. A large multi-purpose dining room is used by inpatients.
The renovation process involved the selective reuse of many existing partitions, mechanical and electrical systems to minimize renovation costs. Decentralized HVAC package units were located in wings A and E to provide special requirements for isolation rooms that permitted positive or negative pressure environments within patient isolation rooms.
All construction activities were phased to permit ongoing operation of inpatient and outpatient services.