WVUH Ruby Memorial- New Patient Drop-off

  • Project: New Main Entrance 
  • Owner: West Virginia University 
  • Location: Morgantown, West Virginia 
  • Architect: IKM 

Landau Building Company completed the patient drop-off relocation at Ruby Memorial Hospital of West Virginia University Healthcare in Morgantown, West Virginia. The project moved the drop-off area about forty feet from the main building to make room for a new atrium at the hospital’s entrance. Finishing the project while the main entrance remained functional presented several security, safety, and logistical issues that Landau Building’s team solved efficiently. Even the movement of equipment in and out of the site was carefully crafted and reviewed in advance with the client. This architecturally-striking project includes a 3,000 square-foot redwood ceiling, exposed structural steel beams, and a glass canopy allowing the flow of natural light while providing shelter from the elements. A random pattern of 16,000 clay pavers in four colors required advance spreadsheet design. A precast concrete panel system fastened to the exposed structural steel elements provided new design features while incorporating existing hospital façade materials.

“We have done a lot of work for the Health System, and our past success in managing sensitive projects was key to getting on the short list of firms considered for this one.”

Jeremy Bowlby, Project Manager at Landau