University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Outpatient Center

The UPMC Hampton Outpatient Center is a three-story, 44,000 square foot medical office building located in Hampton Township. The facility’s design is intended to consolidate several physician practices into one building allowing patients to receive the services they need conveniently in one place.

This first-of-its-kind facility will deliver coordinated primary care for both children and adults, including women’s health, rehabilitation, primary care, advanced imaging and diagnostic testing.

The lighting on this project was designed by Loftus Engineers, A McKim & Creed Company, in compliance with 2009 LEED Version 3.0 requirements. The lighting will provide comfortable, energy efficient lighting and ease of operation throughout the facility. The building features a large three-story glass atrium, which stands as the focal point of the facility. The atrium lighting consists of multiple, linear LED pendants in various sizes mounted at different heights to give a scattered appearance. The fixtures were custom designed for appearance and performance and supplemented with down lighting to achieve the desired illumination levels. The lighting system also incorporates the use of daylight harvesting with dimming capability as well as a motorized shade system. The adjacent stairwell also uses daylight harvesting to dim the stairwell fixtures to 50% when not occupied. Fixtures return to full brightness once stairwell again becomes occupied.

Linear LED fixtures are used in much of the impact spaces to give the areas a modern appearance. The main lobby continues the scattered appearance with additional linear LED lighting that carries out into the exterior canopy, while implementing a weatherproof fixture to match the interior fixture appearance.

The facility employs full digital building controls including dimming, daylight harvesting and the ability for select staff members to remotely control and monitor lighting function.

Exterior building lighting is designed to meet local ordinances and stringent guidelines outlined by 2009 LEED Version 3.0 for stray/spill light and uplighting. Lighting calculations were performed and submitted to indicate the amount of horizontal and vertical spill light onto adjacent properties, as well as to determine lumen levels at the building soffit and 90 degrees or greater from nadir.

Standalone occupancy sensors with dimming capability are used throughout to provide a second tier of lighting control to the end user. Under cabinet lighting is used throughout, along with individual occupancy sensor control.

Given that this facility is LEED Version 3.0 certified, it has performed 25 percent greater than the ASHRAE 90.1 lighting energy requirements, while providing a comfortable atmosphere for its patients and employees.

Loftus Engineers, a McKim & Creed Company, won a 2018 Electric League of Western Pennsylvania Lighting Award (Institutional Category) for this project.

Project Details

Client IKM Architects
Location Pittsburgh
Categories Healthcare, MEPSFP