Enhancing Care for the Community: Award-Winning Hospital Expansion


The West Wing Expansion at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

The Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center’s west wing expansion added over 240,000 square feet of space to support the award-winning hospital’s goal of providing excellent patient care and meeting the region’s growing maternity needs. 

The terra cotta rainscreen and brick facades were chosen to frame and accentuate the transparent lobby while providing contrasting textures and depth. The expansion was designed to be welcoming, warm, and comfortable for patients with an inviting lobby, open seating areas, and plenty of private rooms.

BAC signatory contractor Back Brook Masonry installed the project’s brick and 5,000 square feet of terra cotta rainscreen, along with the air and vapor barrier and cavity insulation. The terra cotta was used as return accents at the windows and as decorative eyebrows and soffits. A small crew of craftworkers installed both the rainscreen’s track system and tile at a daily rate of 200-300 lineal feet or 100-150 terra cotta tiles.

The project team worked carefully to minimize disruptions to both patients and staff, since the building connects to the hospital’s existing space, and successfully completed the work ahead of schedule.

IMI provided support putting together the estimate for this project.

The expansion greatly improves the hospital’s infrastructure by seamlessly connecting the existing wings to the new structure and creating additional space for state-of-the-art technology and treatments.

Project Highlights: 

  • 5-story 240,000-square-foot west wing expansion
  • 114 private rooms
  • Neonatal intensive care unit
  • Outpatient surgery suite
  • Public atrium
  • Parking

  • Estimating Assistance and Review  

  • Terra Cotta Rainscreen
  • Brick
Project Team

ADC of New Jersey (Local 4)
BAC Contractors:
Back Brook Masonry LLC
General Contractor:
William Blanchard Co
A/E Firms:
Francis Cauffmann Architects, Harman Group


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