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Our vision - evidence-informed design can provide wellness spaces that improve patient experiences and outcomes.


Our process engages stakeholders, integrates programmatic based design and collaborates to optimize healing environments. The MCF Healthcare studio services include the full range of: medical campus site planning, programming, branding solutions, architectural, interior design and graphics.  We believe wellness and healing spaces are not mutually exclusive. Acute, Sub-acute, Ambulatory clinics, Academic teaching spaces, and senior living campus are interrelated and we have expertise in the full range. Studio Principals and leaders combined have designed hospitals, ambulatory care and senior living environments regionally throughout western Pennsylvania and beyond.

Lobby Design

Forbes Hospital

The  new  Addition modern double-height lobby provides a retail-like concourse to improve the customer experience and perception of the AHN brand at Forbes.  The mezzanine provides improved security, way-showing and access from the POB and pedestrian bridge.  The fully-glazed 3-story stair tower provides views inside and outside, an abundance of daylighting to all levels, and convenient public access to the lower lobby level with its ‘Reflection/Healing’ biophilic focal interest. The design meets goals for: improved cross-campus integration, incorporation of the pedestrian bridge into the main lobby, orientation to provide connection between the two main lobbies, improved access to new and existing amenities and ancillary services and facilitates planned future growth.

HC Projects

Heliport Relocation

UPMC Mercy Hospital

The UPMC Mercy Hospital Helipad project is a new construction initiative relocating the hospital’s existing helipad to the roof of the facility. The project was prompted by adjacent new construction projected to limit the helicopter approach paths when complete. The new location involves the construction of a new roof top helipad and new building containing reception, decontamination, and control services. The existing hospital will also undergo interior work to supplement the project including the extension of two elevator shafts, relocation of a stair, and integration of structural connections and MEP services.