Memorial Hospital West – Emergency Room Expansion
Miller Legg provided civil and traffic engineering, extensive surveying, landscape, irrigation, specialty paving and site amenity designs from concept through construction document and construction administration phases for the Emergency Room Expansion Building, pedestrian plaza and parking improvements at Memorial West Hospital in Pembroke Pines.
Conducted study of effects that proposed change may have on operation of adjacent signalized intersection. Studied peak hour operation and maximum queues at intersection for existing and projected future conditions. Proposed driveway spacing in variance to access management standard. Coordinated with Florida Department of Transportation which resulted in variance approval for driveway relocation.
Due to the high use of the emergency room facilities by visitors to the hospital, Miller Legg staff created a clear and safe pedestrian connection between the parking and the main building entrance and used green space areas landscaped with colorful tropical plantings to separate the pedestrian users from adjacent vehicles.
Miller Legg also designed a large welcome plaza in the front of the building that includes raised seating wall planters, shade trees, geometric paving patterns and benches to be used by visitors and staff to relax during breaks.