Diekema Hamann Architecture + Engineering is excited to welcome Dieneke Kniffin, AIA as Project Architect. Dieneke Kniffin, AIA a University of Michigan graduate, brings over 10 years of experience. Most recently she worked for ZGF Architects in Portland Oregon, working on projects ranging from higher education, private development, healthcare, and government. In 2009 she received the AIA Portland Intern of the Year. For 3 summers Dieneke...
Diekema Hamann Architecture & Engineering celebrated its twenty-fifth year of providing health care design services to Bronson Hospital as the main sponsor of the 6th annual Bronson Childrenâ€™s Hospital 5k walk/run event on September 28th, 2014. Among the thousands in attendance were more than a dozen Diekema Hamann architects, engineers, designers, technical staff, and their families who walked and ran on that beautiful fall day....
As a result of an outpatient suite expansion, Bronson had the opportunityÂ to relocate and improve their library services. A quiet yet innovative spaceÂ was designed on Bronsonâ€™s north campus to better cater to not onlyÂ staff but medical students as they begin a partnership with the HomerÂ Stryker School of Medicine. The new library incorporates technology andÂ furniture to meet the needs of individual preferences for research andÂ learning. Various...
In preparation for anticipated growth of clinical functions in the Bronson Battle Creek outpatient building, under-utilized storage space was converted into a meeting room suite. The new meeting room suite includes a large administrative boardroom, two conference/training rooms, office space, a kitchenette and coat closet. The end product marries furniture and technology for employees to learn and collaborate effectively.
Entry experience, a more functional layout of the nursery, and decentralization of nurse stations were major design goals for Bronson Battle Creek Hospital for the 4,400 sq. ft. renovation of their Birth Center. A new layout was designed that would decentralize the one large nurse station into three smaller nurse stations dispersed throughout the floor. In addition, existing level 1 and level 2 nurseries were...
Vicki Nelson, AIA, LEED AP, ACHA, Speaker at Origami Brain Injury Symposium. The 8th Annual Brain Injury Symposium of Mid-Michigan was a sold out event on June 5, 2014; the event held close to 170 individuals in attendance. Vicki Nelson (Diekema Hamann), participated in a panel discussion with Michael Oâ€™Connor (Oâ€™Connor Occupational Therapy Services, PLLC), and Carrie Pilarski (Origami) to address the topic, Promoting Universal Design...
In response to the need for OB and primary care services in the community, the Family Health Center of Battle Creek engaged Diekema Hamann to design a new two story 28,500 square foot womenâ€™s services clinic with an additional 17,000 square foot shelled space for expansion. The new building for the federally qualified healthcare provider is strategically located near Bronson Battle Creek Hospital providing an...
Diekema Hamann Architecture + Engineering, a regional leader in healthcare and educational design, is excited to welcome Richard Tracy, Sara Tripp and Kristin Cochran. Richard Tracy, brings over 18 years of experience in healthcare related design and planning. Richard will be a major asset to Diekema Hamann as a Project Coordinator on our healthcare team. His breadth of experience includes projects at Alberta Health Services, Anderson...
Diekema Hamann Architecture + Engineering was selected to renovate that 6,300 sfÂ emergency department of Bronson Battle Creek. Bronson Battle Creek had 4 mainÂ goals when they embarked on restructuring their emergency department: 1. Provide a separate, dedicated exterior entrance to the department. Previously,Â all emergency department traffic entered the main hospital entrance and wasÂ diverted to the department down an internal hallway. The hospital navigatedÂ significant process and security challenges...
Diekema Hamann Architecture + EngineeringÂ is excited to welcome Lee Dingemans, LEED AP as Project Coordinator and Julie Wheaton as Administrative Assistant. Lee Dingemans, LEED AP brings over 15 years of extensive industry experience working on numerous project types and specifically appreciates detailed healthcare work. Lee brings experience from creative, complex, and successful projects at Pokagon Community Center, Huron Band Government Center, Horizon Banks, and Allegiance Health....