East Orange General Hospital
110,000 square feet
Jeffrey Berman Architect
300 Central Avenue, East Orange, NJ
Archstone converted a semi-vacant medical office building into a critical 280-bed COVID-19 hospital at the height of the Coronavirus outbreak in New Jersey. The team worked around-the-clock on 12-hours shifts to complete the project in a record 13 days.
The five-story, 110,000 sq. ft. building needed new plumbing, electrical, HVAC, emergency power, wireless communication and fire alarm systems. Exhaust fans for the roof were flown in from Ohio and lifted five floors up by crane. The generator and transfer switches were delivered after a two-day-straight drive. New flooring, lighting and cosmetics made the facility move-in ready.
With the constant presence of the client (Army Corps of Engineers), hospital CEO, and Health Department and government officials, the team worked through the real-time design-build process with briefings three times a day to deliver the project on time to help meet the urgent patient treatment crisis.