This 62,000+ square foot, three-story, structure showcases Guthrie’s commitment to the people of Ithaca and Tompkins County and to the continued development of the City Harbor area. Considered one of the largest development projects on Ithaca’s waterfront, the new space will expand and enhance quality of care and service for the greater Tompkins County community.
With the goal of enhancing their presence in the City of Ithaca, Guthrie secured the location on Willow Avenue as a component of the City Harbor development. Welliver was engaged at the start of design in partnership with HBT Architects to perform full design services and turnkey construction. Welliver played a key role throughout the design process in coordination with user groups, land use approvals, and permitting. The project was bid to multiple primes and managed through occupancy.
The state-of-the-art medical service facility houses multiple medical disciplines with extensive equipment coordination such as radiology, endoscopy, gastroenterology, audiology, breast surgery, family medicine, orthopedics, sports medicine, physical therapy, and ophthalmology.
- The Guthrie Ithaca MOB is a component of the City Harbor Development. This meant that coordination was required with adjacent facilities for uniform site finishes. This also required coordination in utility services and staging areas.
- The MOB began with a 6-month design period, followed by a 16-month construction schedule. Budgets were managed through design with periodic estimates and during construction with a contingency. Quality was managed through mockups and collaborative interaction between the design team and contractors.
- As a Design-Builder, Welliver was responsible for managing the budget throughout the design process. Estimates were provided at each of the main design stages. Finishes and space utilization was adjusted as needed to keep the project on budget. The project was bid within 5% of the final estimate.
- During design, key subcontractors were engaged for budgeting and feedback on design components. In construction, Welliver facilitated a team environment to bring all subcontractors together to achieve a coordinated workflow.
(Photography by: Van Zandbergen Photography)