Boston – Henry Ford Health has named Boston-based Tsoi Kobus Design among the architectural engineering and construction management firms it plans to use in the design and construction of its over 1 million sq. ft. hospital campus expansion in Detroit.
Tsoi Kobus Design has partnered with Henry Ford Health for more than 10 years as master plan architect on the strategic re-planning of its core campus. “Over the last decade we have developed a deep understanding of Henry Ford Health’s mission, and an appreciation for the vibrant city of Detroit and Henry Ford Health’s place within it. We are proud to bring our expertise and knowledge to the team that will carry this transformative vision to fruition,” said Richard Kobus, founding partner and senior principal, Tsoi Kobus Design.
Alongside Tsoi Kobus Design are architecture and engineering firm HDR and Hamilton Anderson Associates, an African-American owned architecture and landscape architecture practice. For this project, the construction management team is composed of Barton Malow, Turner Construction, and Dixon Construction Services.
“As an organization, we are deeply committed to being socially responsible through the partners we choose,” said Robin Damschroder, executive vice president and chief financial officer for Henry Ford Health. “To ensure those we partner with share our values, mission and dedication to promoting diversity, all vendor contracts for this project contain targets of 35% commitments from minority- and women-owned businesses, and we’ll also work with our selected partners to engage and include diverse subcontractors.”
Commitment to sustainability will also be at the core of any architectural and construction plans that come to fruition through these partnerships. All design and construction decisions made will have Henry Ford Health’s goal to be net zero emissions by 2040 in mind.
In February, Henry Ford Health announced its plans to vastly expand and modernize its Detroit campus, including a brand-new hospital facility and patient tower. The hospital expansion plan is part of a broader development vision in the New Center neighborhood where the organization began more than a century ago. Henry Ford Health’s team, patients, neighbors and the greater community’s needs are at the heart of this plan, and the organization will be engaging those stakeholders every step of the way.
Construction is expected to begin on the hospital expansion project in 2024.