Two Barton Malow Projects – the University of Michigan Biological Sciences Building (BSB) and Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak Emergency Center Expansion – have earned 2020 Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD) Construction & Design Awards.
Evaluated by a panel of industry judges, the Awards honor owners, designers, and builders for outstanding achievement and innovative use of technology.
The 312,000-SF BSB is the new home of the University of Michigan’s Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. With a façade consisting of 77,000 SF of imported terracotta and its three sections connected via glass atriums (two 100-foot walls and 16×8-foot panels on atrium walls), the building has a distinct presence and helps complete a “Science Neighborhood” on U-M’s campus. The BSB is also home to the Research Museums of Paleontology and Zoology, and the U-M Museum of Natural History.
The Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak Emergency Center Expansion was a multi-phase, 100,000-SF expansion on the west side of the hospital’s campus. It included a roof-top helipad, and another 50,000-SF worth of renovations to double the size of the existing emergency department, which is the busiest in Michigan and one of the busiest in the country.