In November 2016, Davis Partnership Architects, Mazzetti, Stantec, and Bouten Construction completed a 90,200 SF, 94-bed patient tower on top of an existing, fully occupied, 6-story inpatient tower without disrupting hospital operations or closing the inpatient unit below. The 4-story “River Pavilion” tower for Kadlec Regional Medical Center included 2 floors of 54 acute care patient beds, and 2 floors of 40 intensive care patient beds, all with expansive views to the Columbia River Basin. This Planetree-designated facility also included a 7th floor outdoor roof terrace as a place of respite for patients, family, and staff.

If building on top of a fully operational inpatient tower was not enough of a challenge for this team, the hospital needed to replace two generators, paralleling switchgear and transfer switches in the existing central utility plant while maintaining a fully operational hospital. Each facet of the project required extraordinary coordination and communication at the highest levels with the design, construction, and owner teams.

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