Franklin Square Hospital Center

  9000 Franklin Square Drive, Baltimore, MD 21237
Cassandra Watson | Lighting + Electrical Option | 2009-2010



Thesis Proposal

. The lighting redesign of Franklin Square Hospital Center.focuses on four spaces: the emergency department lobby and waiting area, a team station, the gift shop and the main.entrance and parking lot area. The hospital’s main goals evolve.around patient care. The lighting design of these spaces will reflect this main goal as other concepts that were influenced by lighting design professionals.

. The electrical depth consists of a redesign of the branch circuit distribution within the spaces to be relighted. A short circuit analysis of a distribution panel will be performed. A comparison and cost comparison of copper vs. aluminum feeders.will result in a recommendation for the project. Cost comparison of energy loss vs. increased feeder size will also be evaluated.

. A mechanical breadth on the east facing façade will be performed. A new curtain wall material will be implemented to recalculate and consider if positive results occur. An acoustics breadth of the reverberation time will be calculated in the pediatrics waiting room. The materials will be changed accordingly and recommendations on the new design will result.


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