The new Queens Anne’s County Emergency Center Medical Park is located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The first phase is a freestanding emergency center with a planned expansion. This will be followed by two, 3-story medical office buildings. This is the second building of this type built in Maryland. Included in the program were 12 exam rooms, 1 resuscitation room, CT room, rad room, lab and required support spaces.
Hord Coplan Macht worked with Shore Health and UMMS on planning department approval. The site, like all work on the Shore, required specific attention related to critical areas permitting and other related regulations. The permitting was successfully completed without impact to the project schedule.
The look and feel of the building was inspired by other facilities of Shore Health, mainly the new Easton Emergency Department, and the surrounding local context buildings.
Several sustainable strategies were incorporated into the design including:
SWM with localized bio swales
Interior day lighting in several of the exam rooms
Energy efficient lighting/mechanical system
Materials to enhance interior air quality
Size: 16,500 sf
Construction Cost: $4.7 million
Completion Date: 2010