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Lafayette General $52.5 million expansion nearing completion

Posted 05-23-14 - The Advertiser - Jessica Goff
Within the next few weeks, Lafayette General Medical Center will put final touches on its $52.5 million, 45,000-square-foot expansion that includes 13 new operating rooms. The project is part of LGMC's effort to become a Level II trauma center. Right now, the closest trauma center that serves Acadiana patients is in Baton Rouge. On Wednesday, construction continued inside the new corridors and surgical suites as LGMC personnel led news media representatives through the construction area. The medical center's new trauma elevator will take patients from the helipad on the roof directly to intensive care or surgery, they said.

$20 million senior living community planned at Americana TND in Zachary

Posted 05-23-14 - Business Report.com
New Assisted Living Residence Coming to Zachary Community.
Provident Resources Group announced this morning that it plans to build a $20 million senior living community at the Americana development in Zachary, the city's first TND. The senior community, called Provident Village at Americana, will consist of approximately 100 units, 76 of which will be for assisted living and 24 of which will be reserved for "memory care," a form of long-term care that meets the needs of those with Alzheimer's, dementia or other types of memory problems. See the entire Press Release.

Americana announces Senior Living Village.

Posted 05-16-14
New Assisted Living Residence Coming to Zachary Community.
Zachary, LA - Provident Resources Group announced today they will build a $20 million state-of-the-industry senior living community at Americana in Zachary. Provident Village at Americana Phase 1 will consist of approximately 100 units with 76 assisted living units and 24 memory care units. The individual lliving areas will include studio as well as small and large one-bedroom units. See the entire Press Release.

Herpin Marx Joins WHLC

Posted 12-06-13
BATON ROUGE – Leslie Herpin Marx has recently joined WHLC Architecture as Director of Interior Design.
A licensed Interior Designer, Leslie has specialized in commercial and healthcare interiors for over 30 years. As past owner of Leslie Herpin Interior Design, she has worked on such award-winning projects as Lod Cook Alumni Center, Baton Rouge General Medical Center and the Bienville Building. She is a graduate of Leadership of Baton Rouge, Leadership of Louisiana, a member of Baton Rouge Rotary and has been recognized as an Influential Woman in Business by the Baton Rouge Business Report.

New downtown BR library offers cafe, meeting space, technology

Posted 07-22-2013 - Theadvocate.com - Jim Mustian
The "library of the future" envisioned in downtown Baton Rouge features a first-floor cafe, a rooftop terrace, spacious conference rooms and an exterior "technology wall" that could be used to show movies to crowds gathering in Galvez Plaza. The $19 million remake of the River Center Branch Library will also offer advanced technology, an entire floor dedicated to children and an abundance of windows with "stunning" views of the Mississippi River and the North Boulevard Town Square, architect Rex Cabaniss said.

Downtown Baton Rouge library poised for 2016 completion

Posted 04-04-2013 - Nola.com
Designers of the future library in downtown Baton Rouge have received plenty of input from community members, prompting the design team to produce final renderings and outlay plans for the site. East Baton Rouge Parish Library System officials held an opening house Wednesday evening, seeking additional comments and suggestions from the community and offered some of the final plans for the library, which will be located at 120 St. Louis Street adjacent to Town Square, Galvez Plaza and Repentance Park.

Baton Rouge General Breaks Ground On New Medical Office Building

Posted 12-04-2012
Baton Rouge General Medical Center held a groundbreaking ceremony on October 31, 2012 for their new, state-of-the-art medical office building to be located on the Bluebonnet campus. This event is part of a larger hospital expansion project on the Bluebonnet campus, and follows the recent addition of a new four room operating suite equipped with innovative hybrid heart surgery technology and minimally invasive robotics. With the completion of this surgical services expansion and this week's medical office building groundbreaking, Baton Rouge General moves one step closer to becoming a fully integrated medical community.

LGMC Begins Construction on ED/OR Expansion Project

Posted 10-01-2012
The constantly improving look of Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) will continue its evolution as the next phase of expansion and renovation begins in earnest. This new development will enhance the appearance of the hospital as it enlarges and upgrades its emergency department and surgical platform, and adds a new parking garage in the parking area between the hospital and the Heymann Performing Arts and Convention Center.

International Interior Design Association Selects LGMC as a 2012 Design Award Winner

Posted 08-22-2012
Congratulations to Marie Lukaszeski and Interior Design Solutions (IDS) in Lafayette, LA. The Delta Region Chapter of the International Interior Design Association selects Lafayette General Medical Center's recent Patient Tower Expansion for a 2012 Design Award.

Lafayette General Medical Center Commercial Architecture - Gold Architectural Firm: WHLC Architecture

Posted 04-18-2012 - The Independent; Lafayette
Imagine the overwhelming task: a nearly 50-year-old hospital last renovated in 1983 asks to be transformed into a modern facility capable of delivering 21st century health care. But it’s not going to be torn down, so it has to be business as usual — which means very sick people being cared for 24-7 — while construction takes place. That was the challenge for WHLC Architecture of Baton Rouge and contractor Lemoine Company of Lafayette.

People's Choice Award for the North Boulevard Town Square
2012 Good Growth Awards

Posted 04-02-2012 - Baton Rouge Growth Coalition
Imagine the collaboration, the time, the fortitude and the patience it takes for an entire community to transform a glorified intersection in the middle of downtown into a recreational space for all to enjoy. That is exactly what took place with the redevelopment of North Boulevard Town Square, which balances the tension between the needs for active and passive recreational space in an urban environment while providing access to all modes of transportation, including bus, vehicle, bicycle, wheelchair and pedestrians.

USA Student Recreation Center

Posted 03-16-2012 - DesignAlabama - PHILIP MORRIS
Student recreation centers have become an important recruitment tool for universities, and the recently completed one at a key site on the University of South Alabama (USA) campus in Mobile shows why. “We took the opportunity to create a gateway for the campus,” says Ben Coate, project architect for Baton Rouge-based WHLC Architecture’s Fairhope office. “And we worked with an arborist to protect five 100-year-old live oaks in the courtyard created by the building.”

Hancock Bank officials: New Pascagoula branch reflects commitment to community

Posted 03-05-2012 - GulfLive.com - KAIJA WILKINSON
PASCAGOULA, Mississippi -- Hancock Bank is building a $5 million, two-story branch on the site of the old Jim Robinson auto dealership at the southeast foot of the high-rise bridge, bringing to fruition a plan that has been in the works since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

North Oaks Clinic Building Grand Opening Celebration Scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 24, 2012

Posted 01-24-2012 - North Oaks Health System Web Site
The North Oaks Health System Board of Commissioners, Administration and Staff invite the community at large to the grand opening celebration for the new North Oaks Clinic Building this Thursday, Jan. 26 from 5-7 p.m. A complimentary health fair with screenings will be offered after a brief ribbon cutting program in the building’s 1st floor main lobby.

Airport work contracted

Posted 01-06-2012 - The Advocate - GREG GARLAND
The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport Commission on Thursday accepted a contractor’s low bid of $8.8 million for airport terminal improvements, including expanding the airport rotunda to open the area to family and friends awaiting returning travelers.

Emergency Room Refuge

Posted 08-08-2011 - The Advocate - ELLYN COUVILLION
Last year, the 3,400 employees of Baton Rouge General Medical Center’s two campuses, at Mid City and Bluebonnet, kicked off a new, internal fundraising campaign in grand style. Through donations of all sizes, employees raised $105,000, matched up to $100,000 by the hospital, to accomplish several things at the hospital.

Revitalizing Recreation on Campus

Posted 07-14-2011
University of South Alabama Gets New Campus Center - The new center in Mobile, Ala., officially opened on Aug. 27, 2010, and has helped revitalize campus recreation and created a new sense of community. A formal dedication ceremony for the new center, located at Old Shell Road and Stadium Boulevard, was held on Sept. 16.

Baton Rouge General Medical Center Employees Raise Money to Install Play Areas in ERs

Posted 06-14-2011
In 2010, Baton Rouge General (BRG) ran an employee-giving program called “You, Me and BRG.” The goal, according to Veazey, was to raise money in three areas: 1) an employee assistance fund, 2) internal grants and 3) a hospital-focused project.

Lafayette General Medical Center: A New Beginning

Posted 12-01-2010 - Inside Healthcare
As it enters the second decade of the 21st century, Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) is set to embark on an entirely new era. The medical center is a 321-bed not-for-profit facility that can trace its roots back to the Lafayette Sanitarium, which opened in 1911.

University of South Alabama Student Recreation Center

Posted 10-25-2010 - Athletic Business
Designed to attract students and faculty to an inspiring environment, the student recreation center features a fitness center, group exercise rooms, basketball and racquetball courts, an indoor track, indoor and outdoor pools, saunas, a climbing wall and a juice bar.

North Oaks Medical Center Expansion Fact Sheet

Posted 03-29-2011
The first phase of the North Oaks Medical Center expansion will address the hospital’s need for more patient beds, additional operating room suites to accommodate emergent and elective surgical procedure demands, as well as future growth.

University of South Alabama's $32 million Student Recreation Center set to open in summer 2010

Posted 09-09-2009 - Press Register
MOBILE, Ala. -- Don't look for a parking space at the University of South Alabama Student Recreation Center under construction on campus at Old Shell Road and Stadium Drive. The 116,000-square-foot recreation center is all about wellness and health, so school officials didn't plan enough parking for students and faculty.

Art Awards Presented to Area Students

Posted 11-26-2008
MOBILE, Ala. — The GMAC Bowl presented the third annual Harbor Communications-WHLC Architecture Art Awards Banquet. The banquet was held to honor Mobile and Baldwin county schools that have entered their student’s artwork in the annual contest presented by the GMAC Bowl.