Helping Janus Development Center “Dream Big”

Janus

Tis’ the season of giving! We wanted to do something special this year, combining our passion with our talents. Our architects donated time and resources to develop a new master plan for Janus Development Center to help them grow with the demanding need. In 1993, the non-profit moved into the old O’Malia Food Markets office and warehouse facility in Noblesville. They’ve significantly increased their programs since then, which means their facility needs some major renovations.

Hamilton County has been a great client of ours, both in the private and public sector. We could not think of a better way to give back than supporting an organization that is vital to the community.

“I can’t even begin to tell you what a gift this is to us,” said Christina Sorensen, interim president and CEO of Janus Development Services in Noblesville.

Janus provides local individuals with disabilities the opportunity to participate and contribute to their community, whether it’s through employment training or independent living. Often times, students with disabilities graduate from high school and have very few options for employment. Janus’ work experience program helps smooth the transition from student to adult life, by offering a job coach that works with individuals to develop an employment plan.

 “We’re helping them better utilize their current facility,” said American Structurepoint Architect Mike Hoopingarner. “We have taken the existing site plan and showed them how it could expand with all of their open space. We also showed them how they could better use their space for things like training.”

We’re helping them “dream big,” as we measured the current space and came up with a master plan that helps them expand their services and programs.

“We recognized that giving back is much more than writing a check; it’s a contribution of our time, energy, talents, and passion,” said Hoopingarner.

The master plan is being completed by Hoopingarner and his team of designers, with the help of Applied Engineering and Reitano Design Group.  It includes several new features, including a commercial grade kitchen, which would allow them to teach job skills needed in the food service industry.

 “It’s exciting to see our vision for the future in this master plan,” said Sorensen. “Ultimately, it’s about flexibility in the use of our space, as we look to expand and help even more people in Hamilton County.”

Janus is currently working to raise the funds to complete the renovation in 2015. If you would like more information or you would like to make a donation, click here.

Happy Holidays!

New Breast Center Designed With Hospitality in Mind

In honor of breast cancer awareness month, the new Ohio Valley Breast Center opened its doors in Springfield, Ohio. More than 450 patients have since received life-saving mammograms.

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While the number of patients is impressive, it’s the buzz surrounding the overall experience that’s catching patient’s attention.

“I have talked to patients who said they wanted to come back just because the space felt so comforting,” said Steve Eisentrager, president of Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital (OVSH).

The waiting room for the new breast center is separate from the rest of OVSH. Patients are given private and nicely decorated dressing rooms, where they feel a real sense of privacy. With plush dressing rooms, wall vanities, and trendy décor, the new Ohio Valley Breast Center looks and feels more like a spa than a medical center. That’s because the space was designed with hospitality in mind, bringing a unique experience to residents in Springfield.

“We wanted to provide a facility that feels more like home as opposed to a sterile environment,” said Joel Farmer, architect at American Structurepoint. “While this is clinical in nature, the design allows for a more comfortable experience for the patient.”

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Our team of architects and designers worked closely with hospital officials to come up with a design that creates a comfortable and stress-free experience for the patient. The design is also versatile, allowing for future developments.

While patients are greeted with comfort, they’re also greeted with the latest in breast health technology. The new facility includes a whole breast ultrasound and 3D mammogram technology, which helps doctors detect cancer more quickly. They also have new patient care services, adding a breast care coordinator, as well as a team of radiologists to offer more options for treatment.

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For more information on the breast center, click here.

American Structurepoint Named Among Top Design Firms

Engineering News-Record (ENR) Midwest has once again recognized American Structurepoint on its list of the Midwest’s Top Design Firms. Of the firm’s $56.67 million regional revenue in 2012, 52 percent came from transportation projects, 20 percent from general building projects, and 12 percent from sewer/solid waste projects.

In addition, Architectural Record magazine has recognized American Structurepoint on its list of Top 300 Architectural Firms based on 2012 revenue of $8.20 million in architecture services.

For more information, view:

ENR Midwest’s 2013 Top Design Firms by Region 

ENR Midwest’s 2013 Top Design Firms by State

ENR’s 2013 Top 500 US Design Firms

Architectural Record’s 2013 Top 300 Architectural Firms