Our vision - evidence-informed design can provide wellness spaces that improve patient experiences and outcomes.


Our process engages stakeholders, integrates programmatic based design and collaborates to optimize healing environments. The MCF Healthcare studio services include the full range of: medical campus site planning, programming, branding solutions, architectural, interior design and graphics.  We believe wellness and healing spaces are not mutually exclusive. Acute, Sub-acute, Ambulatory clinics, Academic teaching spaces, and senior living campus are interrelated and we have expertise in the full range. Studio Principals and leaders combined have designed hospitals, ambulatory care and senior living environments regionally throughout western Pennsylvania and beyond.

Timothy L. Powers

Principal, President

William Szymczak


Leonard Van Heest

Sr. Project Architect Healthcare

James P. Dambrogio


Sandra A. Wasik

Sr. Interior Designer

Lobby Design 


The  new  Addition modern double-height lobby provides a retail-like concourse to improve the customer experience and perception of the AHN brand at Forbes.  The mezzanine provides improved security, way-showing and access from the POB and pedestrian bridge.  The fully-glazed 3-story stair tower provides views inside and outside, an abundance of daylighting to all levels, and convenient public access to the lower lobby level with its ‘Reflection/Healing’ biophilic focal interest. The design meets goals for: improved cross-campus integration, incorporation of the pedestrian bridge into the main lobby, orientation to provide connection between the two main lobbies, improved access to new and existing amenities and ancillary services and facilitates planned future growth.

Heliport Relocation


The UPMC Mercy Hospital Helipad project is a new construction initiative relocating the hospital’s existing helipad to the roof of the facility. The project was prompted by adjacent new construction projected to limit the helicopter approach paths when complete. The new location involves the construction of a new roof top helipad and new building containing reception, decontamination, and control services. The existing hospital will also undergo interior work to supplement the project including the extension of two elevator shafts, relocation of a stair, and integration of structural connections and MEP services. 

Cystoscopy Lab 


The Cystoscopy Room was in need of a new digital imaging system. The current Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing system in the room was updated for code compliance. Other major updates include the emergency power,  a nurse call, new exhaust air flow & air pressure in the clean room, and new surgical light . The floor structure was reinforced to support the new table. The completion of the project provided code compliant and appropriate room setting for the new digital imaging system’s operation. All Interior finishes were updated as well.

Orthopedic Suite Relocation


St. Clair Hospital Orthopedic Relocation Renovation was a make-way project for the new Hospital Addition. The Orthopedic Suite is approximately 4,019 sqft. plus additional unquantified administrative space. The new clinic  occupies approximately 3,300 sf in St. Clair’s professional office building.

Pulmonary Function Test Lab 


Mercy Hospital needed to relocate the Pulmonary Function Testing Lab (PFT) from the 2nd floor Endoscopy Lab, to the 4th floor. This relocation was required due to the impending gastroenterology patient volume increase. The relocation to this space required renovations to accommodate the various equipment required for the testing procedures. The  renovations to this space included Revised layout including demo/construction of walls, New finishes , Minor MEP upgrades, Finish upgrades to adjacent public restrooms and ADA compliance requirements.

Suite 5730 


UPMC Magee Women's Hospital Suite 5730 Renovation project includes the Conversion of existing reception to new reception office and front office. The fresh new upgrading  of all exam rooms, nurses stations, physicians offices renewed the suite.  Mechanical and Electrical systems were upgraded to ensured air system balance serviceability.  This 3,715 square foot project was completed in three months.

Allegheny Health Network

 Entries & Lobbies Design Guide


AHN Allegheny General Hospital 

Cystoscopy Suite Renovation

 Lobby Master Plans

James Street Garage

 James Street Lobby

Sandusky Exterior Renovation


AHN Allegheny Valley Hospital 

School of Nursing

Ambulatory Programming Study


AHN Forbes Hospital 

Lobby Master Plan

Lobby Renovation & Addition


AHN St. Vincent Hospital 

Lobby Master Plan


AHN Wexford

Master Plan


Beacon Light Behavioral Health Systems

Admin & Shelter Additions

Master Plan

Treatment Center Feasibility Study


Dickinson Center

St Marys Out-Patient Center

Family Hospice & Palliative Care

Center for Compassionate Care

Anderson Manor

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Site Study 


Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh

Master Plan

Microbiology Laboratory
Mobile Lithotripsy

MRI Site Work

Mullins-Bailey Cardiology Center

Multi-Purpose Room


Obstetrics Alteration

Operating Room
Outpatient Oncology
Outpatient Pharmacy

Outpatient Rehabilitation
Outpatient Testing Laboratory

Pedestrian Bridge

Third & Fourth Floor Expansion
Third & Fourth Floor Pathology

Tower MacLachlan Expansion

Varmer Building- PHO Offices

Women’s Health

Mercy Providence Hospital 

Fuel Tank Relocation

 Lobby & Corridor Finishes
Outpatient Surgery 6th Floor

 Psychiatric Unit, Third &
Fifth Floor Renovations

Penn Highlands Health System

Punxsutawney MOB Land Site Study

State College MOB Study  

State College Micro-Hospital Study

State College Micro-Hospital

Saint Clair Hospital

Orthopedic Suite Relocation & Renovation

Admin Suite


UPMC Health Plan

Health Plan Interactive Digital Display


UPMC Magee-Women's Hospital

IVF Roof Replacement

OGAP Renovation & Tank Storage


UPMC Mercy

Roof Replacement

St. Anne's Parking Garage Study

Heliport Relocation

Pulmonary Function Test Lab

UPMC Mercy Southside

South Side Renovation

Roof Replacement


UPMC Mercy Shadyside

Roof Replacement

AES Anchor


UPMC St. Margaret

Northeast Expansion Roof Replacement

Campus Roof Master Plan

Central Plant

Proud Members of


437 Grant Street

Suite 1600

Pittsburgh, PA  15219

P 412.281.6568

F 412.288.2439

Pittsburgh Architect AIA
Pittsburgh Architect USGBC

Copyright © 2019 MCF Architects. All rights reserved.