Square Footage: 517,300
Actual Cost: $165 Million
Completion Date: 2017

The facility is part of a vibrant, diverse, dense urban district with humanely scaled architecture. The LEED Gold certified 517,300 SF, 195-bed teaching hospital includes the area’s only Level 1 trauma center, a 30-bed intensive care unit, a 30-bed universal care unit, 135 med/surg beds, 12 operating rooms, 1 hybrid operating room, and 2 cath labs. The design establishes a formal gateway and health anchor to the campus; and, with built-in flexibility, the north tower is planned for a 4-story vertical expansion to the existing 7 patient floors. Balancing the requirements of a Level 1 trauma center with a high-traffic ER against the desire for a pedestrian-friendly campus required the team to clearly define entry points. The team faced challenges including an aggressive schedule with a hard-opening date, scarce availability of a skilled labor force, and an urban site with limited laydown area and accessibility. Prefabrication solved these issues, saving significant time and money.