UnityPoint Health - Finley Hospital Recognized by Masonry Institute of Iowa for Grandview Expansion

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Grandview Expansion building

UnityPoint Health® - Finley Hospital was recently recognized with an Award of Merit by the Masonry Institute of Iowa’s Architectural Design Awards. There were 21 entries and Finley was one of eight recipients. 

Finley’s Grandview Expansion Project created a state-of-the-art addition to Finley Hospital which included a new emergency department, surgery suite, and comprehensive heart center. The materials chosen for the expansion were brick and cast stone in an effort to be cohesive with the existing facility which utilized cast stone on the lower level and brick on the upper levels. This was reversed in the addition to provide a fresh take on the existing facility. The use of brick and cast stone also allowed the materials to be sourced from the Midwest and installed by a local mason, Cummer Masonry.

All entries were judged by a panel of architects from outside the State of Iowa. The panelists focus on the excellence of each project with the following as criteria:
Creative use of masonry 
Structural and architectural design 
Proper masonry installation details 
Technical innovations and their influence on design selection
Suitability of design to its environment 
INVISION Architecture of Waterloo was the design agency for the project and the submitter for the award. Conlon Construction served as the construction project manager.