The 521,000-sq.-ft. facility includes advanced technologies and environmentally sensitive systems. The expansion, which received LEED Platinum certification, is designed to further the hospital’s mission of providing family-centered pediatric and obstetric care. It includes 149 new hospital rooms, surgical and diagnostic suites, treatment rooms and clinics. Additionally, the expansion provides 3.5 acres of healing green space and gardens.
DPR collaborated closely with architects HGA and Perkins+Will to ensure integrated planning and execution. Together, the teams navigated the complexity of a dense, congested site in a fully operational medical center to develop optimal solutions to phasing, staging, and sequencing of permits and construction so as to minimize disruptions to the facility and the university. During the Construction Documents Phase the team was collocated in a “Big Room” with the owner, working hand-in-hand to: optimize the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM), develop Target Costing strategies, lead Pull Planning sessions, develop fast track permit packages, and develop prefabrication opportunities with trade partners.
The project also included the relocation of existing onsite utilities and make-ready site work, demolition of two existing buildings, expansion of the emergency generators and medical gas yards, as well as underground parking for a minimum of 420 cars.