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{Past Event} - Design & Construction Series: Case Studies of Campus Infrastructure

October 9, 2009 - 3:00 pm - October 9, 2009 - 3:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time


Hospital additions often compromise functionality and efficiencies by focusing on short-term needs instead of overall facility implications. Our work at Salem Community Hospital will be presented as a revaluation of this growth model. Served partly by a central plant that blocked future development, and partly by rooftop units serving recent additions beyond the plant capacity, the hospital needed to reassess. In a two-phase undertaking, our team worked with SCH to implement intelligent, sustainable future expansion.

Phase I, a new free-standing LEED Central Plant, is one of the first in the country to deploy rotary flywheel technology for uninterrupted power, an innovative green battery-free power source for the entire hospital campus. A DDC Facility Management System monitors, controls, and adjusts energy usage for the facility. State-of-the-art sustainable strategies such as variable pumping, high-efficiency central plant equipment and multiple backup systems, make it one of the most advanced facilities of its kind. We assessed systems in terms of how they could expand by addition – never by modification or relocation.

Phase II, a Surgery/CSR expansion enrolled in Green Guide for Healthcare’s pilot program, is located to avoid creating roadblocks for upcoming projects. We provided natural light for both departments, shell space to accommodate growth, logical circulation separating staff, public, and patient traffic, and maximized adaptability/flexibility. Adjacent inpatient and ambulatory areas are each other’s overflow space and feature universal bays to handle pre- and post-operative patients. Large operating rooms incorporate booms containing gasses/equipment/monitors to accommodate various procedures and preferences. The CSR optimizes materials receiving, processing, and distribution.

Sustainable healthcare projects involve more than selection of materials and systems. They require an integrated team that sees past the particular project at hand and examines the implications on the facility over time. This model of project management results in smart facilities that seamlessly change and grow.


  • Understand how sustainable systems and design affect operational costs and infection control objectives
  • Identify key MEP system design strategies for sustainability
  • Understand how the integrated project management approach and client interaction model can be applied
  • Learn how to assess campus issues at a macro scale and apply design solutions that work at a microscale


Angela Mazzi AIA, Westlake Reed Leskosky
Telephone: 216-522-1350
Integrating user needs with project goals, Angela Mazzi specializes in programming and planning, structuring design methods to foster innovative design in heathcare and lab facilities nationwide. An internationally published author and researcher, She focuses on impacts of design environments on users; incorporating the demands of healthcare spaces with socio-cultural issues such as site impacts, user needs and community interaction. Recent work includes exploring technology’s role in the design process and reflecting delivery of care models in projects. With 12+ years of experience in leading integrated teams of architects, engineers, and specialists, she works with closely with clients to achieve project goals. As Director of Programming and Planning, Ms. Mazzi leads the effort to research and structure projects around current issues facing healthcare today. Her healthcare experience includes forensic and pathology labs, autopsy suites, a women’s center including birthing suites, gamma knife suite, Emergency departments, surgery, patient care bays and CSR departments. She has worked with the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Clinic Health System, The Maricopa County Medical Examiner, Saint Vincent Health System, Salem Community Hospital and Scottsdale Healthcare. She is an Advisory Board member for the Healthcare Design Initiative program at Arizona State University and was awarded the Young Architects Citiation by the AIA Arizona in 2001. Ms. Mazzi received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Arizona.

V. Mitchell Lyles, PE, Westlake Reed Leskosky
Telephone: 216-522-1350
Combining unparalleled technical expertise with practicality: Principal Mitch Lyles, the firm’s Director of Engineering, has extensive experience in the design and management of engineered systems for healthcare and research facilities. Mitch Lyles’ project design experience includes new work, additions, and renovations for a range of healthcare environments, encompassing full-service hospitals, specialty care clinics and research laboratories as well as medical office buildings and central plants. Mr. Lyles’ technical, mechanical engineering design experience includes constant and variable volume air distribution systems; refrigeration, chilled and condenser water piping systems; energy recovery systems and “green” technology; specialized air-conditioning systems such as computer rooms, operating rooms, audio rooms and clean rooms; electric, natural gas, steam or fuel oil heating systems; constant and variable pumping systems; medical gas, plumbing and fire protection systems, building automation control systems, commissioning and energy conservation/consultation. Mr. Lyles leads the firm’s integrated engineering effort and staff, as well as quality control for mechanical engineering. Under his leadership, our firm’s engineers pioneered the nationally-published use of rotary flywheel technology for uninterruptible power at LEED-designed Salem Community Hospital Central Plant.

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