HeartAl!ve Healthpark

Charlotte, Michigan
Renovation
Size: 73,500 SF
Construction Cost: $8M
Completed: 2011

AL!VE

AL!VE, a collaborative effort between Hayes Green Beach Hospital and the community of Charlotte, Michigan, is an innovative, experiential concept combining traditional hospital services with wellness to promote healthy lifestyles. Adaptive reuse of an unoccupied grocery store building transformed an otherwise abandoned site into a valuable community asset envisioned as a prototype for other communities. Much work went into designing the facility, training staff, and developing programming that helps people overcome the obstacles to getting and staying healthy.

  • Team
  • Team 9
    Team 9David Johnson, AIA, NCARB, EDAC
  • Jason Putnal, RA
    Jason Putnal, RAJason Putnal, RA, CDT
  • Team 10
    Team 10Michael Speck, AIA
Ferrell Hospital

Creating Special Places

Design Experience

JJCA uses LEAN tools during design of Ferrell Hospital.

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  • The Gavel
    favorite local hangout
  • project quotes and notes
  • Working on AL!VE required us to learn a new language as none of the rooms have "normal" names. Every room's name is a verb....Empower, Move, Build, Nourish, Journey, Breathe, Collaborate, Learn, Grow, etc. Very healthy!