As part of its modernization and service line expansion strategy to provide additional capacity to relieve ED over-crowding, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital engaged Array to provide design services for an 8,600 SF addition to the Ambulatory Care Building on Little Albany Street. This project also involved connecting two structurally independent buildings and an existing freestanding bridge directly over a sub grade parking deck. Phasing and logistics for this project will be closely tied to, and coordinated with, Array’s CORE project, occurring concurrently on the opposite side of the same campus. Both projects are taking an overbuild approach, a strategic decision for this landlocked campus.
The addition will align with the Hospital’s first and second floors, and provide reconfigured parking for the Emergency Department ambulance service. The second floor will be located between the bridge and North building. The first and second floors’ new exterior will provide a consistent campus vernacular through common design elements and building materials.
The new and renovated space will provide space for a 21-bed private room observation unit. This new second floor area will also provide the necessary space to expand the general dining room, and create space for an outdoor roof garden, which will be accessible via the new dining area.