The Nelson Harvey Building patient tower occupies a densely urban site within in the heart of the Johns Hopkins Hospital campus. Ayers Saint Gross teamed with Wilmot Sanz to renovate the exterior and interior of the nine story, 33-year old, 118,500 SF building. The innovative and sustainable approach in developing a new hybrid building envelope combining high-performance over-cladding with the existing envelope resulted in a modern design aesthetic that is energy efficient, environmentally sustainable and highly resilient. In addition to the new exterior over-cladding systems the renovation includes new patient rooms, first-floor lobby, and main entrance and plazas.
The re-skinning of JHH’s Nelson Harvey building offers an opportunity to improve building performance and resiliency by over-cladding the existing envelope.