Virginia Mason Medical Center is expanding its Seattle campus facilities as part of an ongoing master plan, giving the hospital much-needed growth and technological modernization. Our structural team provided designs for a new imaging center, more patient rooms, and greater accessibility between both existing and future facilities. The expansion and build-out of Levels 2, 3, 5, 9, and 18 of the Jones Pavilion accommodated the necessary equipment for new operating rooms and patient rooms, as well as high-tech imaging machines for the hospital’s Integrated Procedural Center. The construction of a tunnel connects the third floor of Jones to the adjacent Terry Building and promotes greater connectivity while providing essential accessibility between the two facilities. In anticipation of a third, new facility being constructed across the street, our structural improvements to the Jones Pavilion included planning for future tunnel connections at Levels 3 and 5 and a future sky bridge at the upper levels.
Our extensive knowledge of LEAN principles, our experience utilizing the IPD delivery method, and our renovation expertise allowed us to identify potential obstacles before they happened, saving the owner significantly on costs. We reviewed mechanical plans thoroughly to mitigate concerns over future structural disturbances, facilitated effective communication among the team for the build-out of the patient rooms, and worked with the contractor to develop a strategy that allowed for new openings for the existing and future connections to adjacent facilities that would not affect the structural integrity of the existing buildings.
Virginia Mason Medical Center
48,000+ SF, 7 Acres
ZGF Architects, TGB Architects, Turner Construction Company, Skanska