The United Hospital Center Medical Office Building is located adjacent to the brand-new United Hospital Center in Bridgeport, WV, which has relocated from Clarksburg, WV.
The project involved the complete design of a 100,000 SF 5 story Physician’s Office Building connected to the hospital, with spaces to accommodate Hospital needs and an ENT (Ear, Nose, & Throat) suite, a Musculoskeletal Center, a Spine Center with Imaging Suite, a Family Practice clinic, administrative space, and various individual practice suites. The building was planned with column spacings and core placement to allow for both the larger suites demanded by the Hospital and the smaller suites necessary for the practices of individual doctors.
The architecture needed to harmonize with the new hospital and also to accommodate the challenging topography. Gordon Ingerson, as Vice President of Design and Project Manager, arranged the building to match the overall site concept while providing convenient access to the hospital and to the main entrance of the building which also required its own identity. The site also presented challenges as the fill on the site varied in depth from zero to seventy feet; the building was located in such a manner that it could be built with standard foundations, saving several million dollars in costs. The exterior appearance avoids the closed aspect of many medical office buildings with glazed stairwells at each end.