Guiding much of the campus redevelopment
is an in-house design team: Anatoly Gimburg, left, oversees mechanical
systems; Marge Siegmeister, with plans, and Mike Iati, far right,
are architects; Howard Reel, in hard hat, manages construction;
Sally MacConnell, second from right, oversees the entire project.
It’s the beginning of a new academic year, and with it likely
will come groundbreaking for what in scope and size is arguably
the most significant hospital construction project in the country.
Eventually, two connecting towers will begin to rise on a five-acre
site at the southeast corner of the East Baltimore medical campus.
The $500 million project has so far been guided by Hopkins Hospital’s
in-house design team. Composed of architects, engineers and support
staff from JHH facilities, this group has spent the last two years
gathering information from faculty and staff and working with
outside architects to translate their needs and dreams into dozens
of preliminary design drawings.