Project led by Robert Ellis while employed at a previous firm.
Montgomery Sisam Architects
St. John’s Rehabilitation Hospital
4,700 m² (50,000 ft²)
Structural Engineering Consultant
St. John’s Rehabilitation Hospital is a leader in inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, and operates Canada’s only organ transplant rehabilitation program and Ontario’s only burn rehabilitation program.
The highlight of the redevelopment project is the new, state-of-the-art John C. and Sally Horsfall Eaton Centre for ambulatory care, which provides expanded and improved treatment spaces for patients. Other parts of the program include a new central entrance, renovations to the outpatient wing, clinical offices, and associated parking for hospital staff, patients and visitors. Amenities include two new rehabilitation gyms, a therapy pool, and outdoor spaces including therapy gardens.
Architectural elements include a feature stair, a roof light box, a glass canopy and significant glazed exteriors, allowing for bright, airy spaces throughout the hospital’s interiors.
Challenge: The building was designed to achieve a specific architectural intent, with tight constraints and many unique feature elements including a feature stair, a roof light box and a glass canopy.
Solution: Close coordination and collaboration with the architectural team was maintained to ensure structural accommodation of the various building features.