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Award for Building Preservation to Upper Perkiomen Outpatient Center

St. Luke's Upper Perkiomen Outpatient Center Receives Award for Building Preservation

Pennsburg, PA (12/15/2010) - The Montgomery County Commissioners and Planning Commission recently presented St. Luke's Upper Perkiomen Outpatient Center in Upper Hanover Township with an award for excellence in land development and planning concepts.

The Montgomery Awards recognizes outstanding historic preservation, effective site planning and sustainable building design. This project created a modern medical facility while preserving the historical integrity of the site and successfully created an attractive landmark at a prominent gateway into Montgomery County.

St. Luke's achieved its goal of preserving historical character while creating a functional, energy-efficient, cost-effective and environmentally responsible patient care facility.

Modern Facility in Preserved Historic Farmhouse

The design concept involved preserving an historic Pennsylvania farmhouse and replacing and replicating an original barn to create a state-of-the-art facility. It incorporates the architectural features of the original barn and includes an attractive glass silo entryway, twin gable roofs and complementary building materials such as field stone, colorful red siding and a prominent green aluminum roof. The new building used various sustainable practices, including geothermal heating and cooling, water-conserving fixtures and censored lighting systems.

One-Stop Health Care Services

St. Luke's Upper Perkiomen Outpatient Center now offers one-stop health care based on the needs of the community and features specialty offices for family practice, orthopaedics, perinatology and general surgery. Patients can avail themselves of walk-in lab and X-ray services and full service radiology including CT scan, bone density testing, digital mammography and ultrasound.

The 2010 Land Development Award Committee, consisting of Montgomery County Planning Commission Board members Dulcie F. Flaharty, Scott Exley and Pasquale N. Mascaro, selected the Land Development Award winners.