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EJGH Yenni Building

Metairie, LA

Since 2008, Sizeler Thompson Brown Architects has helped East Jefferson General Hospital renovate and create a third story addition to the Yenni Center. This multi-phased renovation of the 14,000 sf second floor extended into a 14,000 sf third floor addition, which will house the new Infusion Center. The second floor could then remain mostly operational during the bulk of construction with Infusion Center hours seven days a week from early morning until late evenings most days. The second floor would then be renovated for Oncology Clinic space as an accompaniment to the Infusion Center above. In addition, Radiation Oncology on the first floor would receive new finishes and some minor upgrades.

One major design challenge for this project was to add to the existing building in such a way that it referenced design elements of the existing building while allowing the new portion to appear new and give the building a more updated look. In addition, the original building had incorporated a single elevator with an additional shaft for a second. The design needed to allow for at least one elevator to be operational during all business hours.