Concept, Design & Process
Rowland Hall would be characterized as international style, but the addition that existed prior to our renovation was dated from the 1970s and did not blend well with the entire building.
As the architect for the project, Marshall Sabatini took the opportunity to refresh the building on the outside, which helped it blend back into the campus. Originally, this extension of Rowland Hall had all glass walls and visible equipment on the roof.
To address the addition’s problem areas, Marshall Sabatini made the building taller to conceal the mechanical equipment on the roof and used a Bryvit stucco system to blend the addition with the concrete of Roland Hall. We also utilized Wissahickon Shist, a local stone, on the walls to visually unite the adjoined building in with its surroundings. New steps and a handicap accessible ramp were also added.
To use the space effectively, Marshall Sabatini coordinated with the family practice physicians to plan the indoor space to align with their goals and objectives. The project scope included eight exam rooms, waiting/reception offices, and a preceptor/multi-purpose room.