Project Type: Healthcare & Senior Living
Bryn Mawr Hospital
New Patient Pavilion
Bryn Mawr, PA
When Bryn Mawr Hospital broke ground on the New Patient Pavilion in the spring of 2016, it represented the most significant facility upgrade in the 120 year history of the hospital. The 256,000 square foot, seven-story Pavilion will house 12 new operating rooms, a new intensive care unit, two medical/surgical telemetry units, a 25-bed maternity unit, and a full complement of new patient rooms. One of the directives throughout all phases of this project was to provide space, privacy, and comfort to all patients during inpatient stays and recovery from surgery. With a focus on patient care and a commitment to effective and efficient health care, this new facility is positioned to be an important resource in the community which will serve the needs of many future generations.
Metropolitan Acoustics was a consultant for this new multi-purpose hospital building. The scope of our work included design consultation and recommendations for interior sound isolation, controlling background sound levels, and managing speech privacy in the main areas that will service the patients and their families. Our comprehensive analysis included the interior floor and ceiling assemblies, finish materials, design of partial height wall partitions, and recommendations for noise and vibration isolation of mechanical and electrical equipment. In applications like this where the scope of our involvement is varied and all inclusive, we are very involved in the construction progress throughout the life cycle of the job. We will conduct site visits and provide updates and reports throughout the duration of this project, and when construction is complete we will measure and calculate the acoustic properties of the indoor environment to ensure that the design goals were achieved.