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Heart and Vascular Institute, West Virginia University
Morgantown, West Virginia
University of West Virginia
Designing for (and from)
the heart.
Establishing a world-class medical center.
At the heart of
cardiac research.
In our healthcare practice, a new design vision must often accommodate preexisting structures, adapting an existing footprint to meet the changing needs and delivery modalities of evolving patient care. In our work with West Virginia University, HED was challenged to reimagine an in-process build, transforming a recent tower addition from planned children’s hospital to a world-class academic, research and surgical heart and vascular institute.

At the time HED joined the project, many of the building’s key elements—including the inner core, shell, column spacing, floor-to-ceiling height, load-bearing capacity and utility distribution—were already in place; however, the necessary conditions for critical cardiac care modalities—like operating rooms—were not.

Through an imaginative, integrated reworking of the existing layout, HED’s team of designers and architects were able to deliver a design that not only met, but ultimately surpassed, industry standards. Today, WVU’s Heart and Vascular Institute is one of the largest dedicated centers in the mid-Atlantic region, and is internationally recognized for its clinical excellence and research.
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Project Data
Heart and Vascular Institute 2015-10148-000
West Virginia University Health System
Morgantown, WV
PROJECT SCOPE
Renovation
HED ROLE
Design Architect
RSF/GSF
110,000
CONSTRUCTION COST
$50.0 Million
SUSTAINABILITY LEVEL
HED Standard
YEAR COMPLETED
2017
Project Team
  • David Jaeger
    AIA, LEED AP, EDAC
    Principal
    Sector Leader
    PRINCIPAL
  • Ronald Zuhorski
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Associate
    Project Management
    PROJECT MANAGER
  • Gary Przepiora
    AIA
    Associate
    Architecture + Design

  • Daniel Beney
    PE, LEED AP, EDAC
    Associate Principal
    Center of Excellence

  • Brian Pelloski
    LEED AP
    Associate
    Architecture + Design

  • Emily Karaba
    Interior Architecture

  • Matthew Bednarczyk
    RA
    Architecture + Design

  • Chapin Cornillaud
    LEED AP BD+C
    Architecture + Design

  • Shannon Shackelford
    Administrative Services

Establishing a world-class medical center.
Heart and Vascular Institute, West Virginia University
Morgantown, West Virginia
PROJECT DATA
PROJECT TEAM
Designing for (and from)
the heart.
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