February 2017 Announcement

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Betsy Hobbs Wagner is now head of Hobbs+Black Business Development. Already a Vice President and Director of Interior Design, Betsy Hobbs has been integral in the growth and development of business during her 20+ years with the firm.  She has been a manager, a leader by example, and a top individual sales producer. In her new role she functions as a business developer, company promoter and brand ambassador.

Continuing the family founded firm, Betsy keeps the Hobbs name and legacy for architectural accomplishments alive. She has received numerous awards with her design team for interiors and she is an active member of CREW. 

Those of you that know her well, also understand that she balances a family of 3 along with major responsibilities with the firm. Her ability to forge long-term relationships, tireless work ethic, and positive attitude have assisted Hobbs+Black  to consistently reach new heights each year. We are thankful to have her here and look forward to her continued success.

Congratulations Betsy!

New Restoration Hardware - Grand Opening

Last week the upscale furnishings retailer, Restoration Hardware celebrated its move from its longtime site at Mount Lebanon's Galleria to the Ross Park Mall. The new store celebrated with a grand opening on January 27th. The brand new Restoration Hardware is located on the upper level of Ross Park Mall next to Sear's. The new store offers its variety of furniture, lighting, textiles, bath ware, décor, rug showroom and outdoor products.

Hobbs+Black Architects is proud to have been a part of the design and construction documentation team for this Restoration Hardware. Housed in an existing mall lease space, the new RH gallery space features a sleek floor plan which includes a series of gallery example room displays, individual line displays, lighting features and finishes. A variety of ceiling heights, clean detailing and a several well coordinated finishes offer a luxurious and enriching experience to the customer.

With a new line of furnishings, RH Interiors design professionals are on staff to assist with design and product selection in the new collaborative atelier area. The atelier is home to an expansive library of samples, fabrics, furnishing finishes and lighting samples allowing the customer to work with a RH Interiors designer in the creation of mood boards and schematic creations prior to installation. 

The newly designed shop is now open, come see it for yourself as the experience is designed for you to enjoy in person. Luxury and the latest in design trends at your fingertips! For more on this exciting new retail experience see the editorial in Pittsburgh Magazine at this LINK.

Beaumont Northwood Project Gains Momentum

Hobbs+Black Architects team successfully obtained a 7-2 vote approval to advance the new Beaumont Northwood redevelopment project to City Council.  The redevelopment work, which will bring about 200 temporary construction jobs and 150 permanent jobs to the area, is expected to begin next summer following approval of the site plan. 

Immediately adjacent to the hospital campus is a 17 acre parcel which extends to the major street intersection of Woodward Avenue and 13 Mile Road. The health system is the landowner of the parcel which presently has a community shopping center located on it. This Master Planning effort considers redevelopment of that site: Removal of the shopping center and replacement with approximately 500,000 square feet of mixed-use development in a series of buildings. The facilities are organized along an artery extending from the main hospital to the major street intersection and provides for a view corridor of the entire medical campus. Anticipated facilities for the development include.

  • A series of multiple facilities that are flexible for retail/mixed use ranging from 18,000 – 42,000 square feet 
  • A 100 suite hotel to accommodate patient and family lodging
  • Plaza and park facilities for outdoor events

The proposed new architecture will be in the context of an attractive setting that expands the green space and walkability of the site. It will enhance the environment for the community-at-large, visitors, employees and patients. The anticipated development goes beyond task of providing additional building facilities and creating a walkable community which integrates a patient care and community open air environment. The concept will ultimately strengthen the Beaumont brand and provide for a wellness environment interlaced with the adjoining neighborhoods. This program ultimately provides Beaumont with a long-term platform for planned growth. Hobbs+Black is proud to be a part of  this new community redevelopment hub. 

Tucson Medical Center for Women Ribbon Cuting

Congratulations to the Tucson Medical Center on the recent opening of the new Joel M. Childers, M.D., Women's Center. Hobbs+Black is honored to be a part of this project and was present at the ribbon cutting which occurred January 12, 2017 in Tucson. 

For over 80 years Tucson Medical Center has been the leading provider of comprehensive healthcare services to greater Tucson and the Southern Arizona region.  The hospital is widely known for a number of specialties including Cardiology, Women’s and Children’s Health and Emergency and Critical Care.  Tucson Medical Center provides emergency and critical care services to more than 100,000 patients annually.  Tucson Medical Center has grown to encompass more than 1,000,000 square feet of facilities within its 120 acre midtown location.  The primary hospital building is a single story constructed as a series of districts, surrounding a series of 28 courtyards.  This setting provides for a patient experience of quality and compassion, unique to today’s healthcare environment.

Tucson Medical Center is positioning itself to be the leader in Children’s and Women’s services for the next generation and continuing its long tradition of service to the families of Tucson.  A comprehensive Master Plan has been developed to program and plan the necessary elements that will continue to make Tucson the leader and choice hospital in Southern Arizona. The Master Plan calls for a four phased Women’s and Children’s Health Project.

To see more from our healthcare studio please visit our page at this LINK.

Congratulations to our Team Members!

HOBBS+BLACK ARCHITECTS ANNOUNCES PROMOTIONS                                                                                            

Hobbs+Black Architects is proud to announce the promotions of the following individuals:

Wayne E. Chubb, AIA, NCARB to Senior Vice President (Ann Arbor)                                                                 

Wayne’s management of large retail projects, and his understanding of contractual requirements coupled with a personable demeanor wins him the trust and respect of clients and coworkers alike. Wayne has distinguished himself through his dedication of over 18 years at Hobbs+Black, his service to his clients, and his long-term commitment to excellent work. Wayne recently led the teams that completed The Mall of San Juan in Puerto Rico and Restoration Hardware Galleries in Colorado and Florida.  Currently he is involved in the major renovation and expansion of The Mall at Green Hills in Nashville, Tennessee; Northwood Retail Center in Royal Oak, Michigan; and several Restoration Galleries throughout the country. 

Tom Dillenbeck, AIA to Vice President (Ann Arbor)                                                                                                                 

Tom has been with the Hobbs+Black Healthcare studio for 10 years and provides studio leadership for projects in the Midwest. He has been managing large scale projects including Sparrow Health Center Lansing, Sparrow Ionia Hospital, Southwest Tower Addition at St. Mary Mercy Livonia, University of Michigan Northville Health Center, Beaumont Taylor Surgical Addition and Beaumont Trenton Pavilion Tower Addition. Tom has also been instrumental in developing the Senior Living portfolio, including the hospital adaptive reuse at American House Grosse Pointe at Cottage and the new First & Main Senior Living Centers across the country.

Dan Pierce, AIA to Associate (Ann Arbor)                                                                                                                                

Dan began at Hobbs+Black in March of 2015. He is a seasoned Project Manager with a Master of Architecture from the University of Arizona. At Hobbs+Black he applies his experience with retail, residential, office, historic preservation, and planning to a range of different sized projects. Dan has played an integral part on projects including The Mall at Partridge Creek, the Lamasoft new retail space, Renovation of the Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth, Michigan and the Restoration Hardware Gallery at the Mall at Green Hills in Nashville, Tennessee.

About Hobbs+Black Architects:                                                                                                                                  

Established in 1965 by William Hobbs and Richard Black, Hobbs+Black offers a full range of architectural and interior design services. Hobbs+Black has worked on over 5,000 projects specializing in commercial and institutional work including office buildings, hotels, hospitals, educational facilities, shopping centers, religious facilities, and multi-family housing. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI, Hobbs+Black also operates full-service regional offices in Lansing, MI and Phoenix, AZ.

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If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview, please contact Snezana [Sue] Stevanovic at 734-663-4189 or email at sstevanovic@hobbs-black.com


Sante of Tucson Ribbon Cutting

Congratulations to our client Santé on the grand opening of their project Santé of Tucson! Hobbs+Black is honored to have been the architect on this amazing new 68,000 sf transitional rehabilitation center which includes 89 patient rooms,  physical rehabilitation gym, and a elegant dining room with outdoor patio.

The Mayor and other members of the community celebrated the ribbon cutting with delicious food, cocktails, and tours of the building.

For more information on the project, please visit the Santé Website.