Swedish Medical Center Renovation and Vertical Expansion
Location: Englewood, Colorado
Size: 128,000-SF Renovation
65,500-SF Vertical Expansion
Services: Architecture and Interiors
Scope: Entry, NICU, Patient Rooms, and Vertical Expansion
This project involved the development of a new main entry and lobby for the hospital, new and renovated patient floors, and renovation to expand and upgrade the NICU with private patient rooms. New construction of a patient tower on the sixth and seventh floors, over existing mechanical and surgical spaces, was designed to house forty private inpatient beds. This new addition was structured to expand vertically two floors in the future. Connections were made back to the existing nursing units on each floor.
This project also included renovating four floors of the hospital’s existing ten-story patient tower. Design challenges included completely “gutting” and building back the twenty-bed nursing units while keeping the units operational. The project also involved bringing the patient tower into compliance with high rise codes and updating the fire command center.
Renovation of the NICU required careful planning to maintain the unit’s sensitive operations without disruption. The age of the existing tower and the condition of the mechanical and electrical systems made this portion of the renovation extraordinarily challenging and required thoughtful consideration of systems and phasing by all team members during design and construction.
JR Engineering – Civil Engineering
Structural Design Group – Structural Engineering
SSR – MPE Engineering
Bovis Lend Lease – Contractor