Children’s Hospital of Alabama ranks 10th on the United States’ list of busiest pediatric medical centers. Located in Birmingham, Children’s is one of only 45 free standing acute care hospitals of its kind in the nation, and is the only hospital in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children. Children’s Hospital is building a 700,000 square foot, $435 million, environmentally friendly expansion on the downtown Birmingham campus. The future Benjamin Russell Hospital is estimated to open in 2012.
Benjamin Russell donated over $25 million to Children’s Hospital to aid in their new expansion. Method-1 Interiors Account Executive, John Burdeshaw, won the opportunity to work with Children’s on this project after doing such a great job on the Russell Lands Sales Center at Lake Martin. Burdeshaw will be working with designer, Nate Preg and Project Manager, Art Husband, for the duration of the design and installation. The hospital will utilize one of Method-1’s newest products, WallArmor. WallArmor will be used to surround 266 rooms and 133 nurses stations. There are two rooms for each nurses’s station and each set of rooms will have a different WallArmor theme such as animals, plants, fine arts, space, transportation and sports. A canopy above each nurses’s station will tie each of the room designs together. There will also be different color schemes on each floor to assist in way-finding. Installation of the WallArmor will be completed in phases as each of six floors are constructed.
Children’s Hospital is very happy with the design, and our ability to produce and install quickly, as well as Method-1’s ability to stay within a specific price range. “Children’s has been a delight to work with,” Burdeshaw said.
“The WallArmor surrounds from Method-1 are integral to The Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children and have provided the visual appeal and help with way-finding that we were looking for. In addition to the attractiveness of the product, the ease of maintenance is something we look forward to.”
-Mike McDevitt, Executive Vice President | Facilities and Technology