The Knisely building is part of Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center. It houses eleven floors of intensive care patient rooms. The hospital wing was originally built in 1973 and expanded by three additional floors in 1990. By 2011, the facade was deteriorated, dated, and inefficient. Therefore, Building Blocks was contracted to provide a new glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) facade system to be energy efficient, contemporary in design, and easily installed.
Most importantly, the new facade was executed while the hospital remained fully operational. Rigorous care enabled the hospital to maintain full functionality throughout the project. The finished facade improved the streetscape of the hospital, reduced energy consumption by 30%, and provided architectural continuity with the rest of the medical campus.
HGA Architects & Engineers