Project category: New construction (completed February 2006)

Chief administrator: Mike Anctil, Administrator, (734) 246-8003

Firm: Hobbs+Black Associates, Inc., (734) 663-4189

Design team: John S. Barker, Principal, Programmer, and Designer; James Henrichs, Project Director; Don Haughton, Project Architect; Charles Huber, Planner, Designer (Hobbs+Black Associates, Inc.); James Paul, MEP Consultant (Peter Basso Associates, Inc.)

Photography: © Christopher Lark, Inc.; Hobbs+Black Associates, Inc.

Total building area (sq. ft.): 91,838

Construction cost/sq. ft.: $231

Total construction cost (excluding land): $21,181,212

The Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital Center for Health Services was developed in conjunction with a campus master plan for the Brownstown Township site, located in the downriver region of Metropolitan Detroit.

The strategic plan was developed through working sessions between Henry Ford Health System and Wyandotte General Hospital administration, the Brownstown Township community, and the architectural planners. The plan considers the ultimate build-out of a two-phase ambulatory care center, a two-phase clinics building, and a phased long-range medical campus development. After an accelerated construction schedule, the 61,556-sq.-ft. ambulatory care center and 30,282-sq.-ft. clinics building opened in the spring of 2006.

Integrating Henry Ford Health System with Wyandotte General Hospital, this project was designed as a completely flexible model supportive of growing population trends in the area and changing healthcare economics. The site and the buildings themselves are a flexible entity allowing for multiple stages of growth for any service line in any direction.

Architecture for this medical complex is equally innovative. Three architectural styles were developed, each focusing on one of the aspects of the center and uniting them as a facility and in support of the collaborative effort between Henry Ford Health System and Wyandotte General Hospital.

The Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital Center for Health Services has been the subject of strong positive reviews in the community. The planning for the facility works, and the architecture is visible, substantial, and delivers the Henry Ford identity to the newly emerging downriver district.