Fort Wayne, Indiana is home to a variety of historic, public and private buildings designed by some of the greatest minds of the twentieth century. The Concordia Theological Seminary by Eero Saarinen, homes by Michael Graves and Frank Lloyd Wright, the Arts United Center by Louis Kahn and the Lincoln Bank Tower by A.M. Strauss are among the list of beautifully designed and constructed establishments that uphold the area’s historic character. Continuing this legacy today, we asked four local architecture firms to share some of the innovative work they are doing for northeast Indiana and surrounding areas.
Bona Vita Architecture – Goshen Health Patient Pavilion
Photography | Tim Brumbeloe
The new Patient Pavilion at Goshen Hospital is the culmination of a two-decade-long master planning process, including the implementation of a new cancer center, surgical department, intensive care unit and emergency department, along with various other facility modifications.
This project replaces a 1954 wing of the facility with a state-of-the-art 110,000 square foot, four-story patient bed tower, allowing the entire hospital to have private rooms. The tower project also includes a new cafeteria, coffee shop, kitchen, board room, community rooms, administrative offices and a new loading dock.
Key planning concepts included a goal of making 30% of all private rooms Airborne Infection Isolation rooms. In the event of another pandemic, patients with communicable diseases can be treated safely without being quarantined in a separate unit.
The design also includes personal protective equipment (PPE) outside each patient room for the caregiver’s use. Other features include digital messaging outside of each room to warn of fall risks, as well as a digital smart board in each room to inform the patient who is entering or exiting the space. Televisions for both the patient and family members allow for viewing separate programs without disturbing one another.
The construction cost of the Patient Pavilion was $54 million
and the total project cost was $82 million. Bona Vita Architecture provided architectural design, interior design, furniture planning and medical equipment planning. The tower opened in April of 2022. Renovations continue within the existing facility to match the new tower finishes and design.