Advance Project Planning
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Planning
Programming & Planning
Technology Integration
Project Size
92,000 sq. ft.
Completion Date
August 2021
Project Cost
Client Contact
Chris Candela McLaren Health Care

IDS lead the conceptual design, clinical planning, documentation, and management for this Ambulatory Care Facility from inception through traditional implementation.  The Conceptual Planning Phase employed IDS’ specialized Health Facilities Advance Project Planning Team where all aspects of the project (scope, schedule, budget) were conceived hand-in-hand utilizing an Integrated Project Delivery Team methodology in “big room” format with Target Value Design cost management.  The IDS Healthcare management leaders conceived, managed, and systematically delivered the Programming, Schematic Design, and Design Development stakeholder workshops through proven, superior work planning.

The initial facility functions include clinic as well as hospital services: lab, imaging, rehabilitation, sleep center.  The clinics are an integrated multidisciplinary model offering operational efficiency and flexibility chosen amongst the consideration of multiple operational models.  Flexible planning allows for current and forthcoming registration processes.  The design team strategically planned the macro-level aspects of the facility (structural, mechanical, and electrical infrastructure systems) for cost efficiency, first cost, long term operational cost, current clinical planning, and flexibility for future clinical adaptability.

Project Overview

IDS’s roles and responsibilities for the McLaren Lapeer Region Ambulatory Care Center included:

  • Advanced Project Planning: conceptual planning and design, integrated project delivery team, budget and scheduling leadership
  • Functional and space programming
  • Design and Planning Implementation: Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents

Project Team

Project Manager
Mechanical Engineer
Art Veneklase, PE, LEED® AP BD+C
Electrical Engineer
Barry Miron, PE
Medical Planner
Michael Dembinski, RA
Interior Designer
Diane Lammers, NCIDQ, EDAC, LEED® AP
Electrical Designer
Nick Friedrich
Mechanical Support
Mark Koehler
Civil Consultant
Beckett & Raeder, Inc
Structural Consultant
SDI Structures
Construction Manager
George W. Auch Company