Gresham, Smith and Partners opens Charlotte office

Nashville-based Gresham, Smith and Partners has opened a Charlotte office uptown, following the firm’s recent selection to design a new hospital for Novant Health.

The architecture, design and engineering firm’s local office is in the 525 N. Tryon building. The company said it plans to expand its local reach.

“We’re excited to build on GS&P’s long history of success working in Mecklenburg County and across North Carolina,” said David King,division vice president at the company. “Charlotte’s strong healthcare, aviation, corporate and municipal sectors make it a natural fit and strategic market for GS&P’s growth and expansion.”

The company has previously designed healthcare facilities and corporate offices in the Charlotte area for clients including Carolinas Healthcare Systems, Deloitte and Groninger.

The new hospital in Mint Hill will include 36 licensed beds, 10 beds for patient observation, four operating rooms, a 16-bay emergency room, pharmacy, laboratory and MRI unit. An 80,000 square-foot medical building will connect to the hospital. Preliminary site work and infrastructure construction has begun at the hospital’s location on Albermarle Road, next to the Interstate 485 interchange and near the Mint Hill border. The hospital is slated to open in 2018.

“Our local presence allows us to give clients more hands-on guidance through every phase of design and construction,” said Julie Mullen,a project manager and senior architect in GS&P’s new Charlotte office.

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo