Many hospitals must decide what to do with older buildings with significant infrastructure and interior quality issues. Providence St. Vincent Medical Center faced this challenge with its 482-bed main tower. This session will illustrate the collaborative and transparent design process that enabled the team to evaluate multiple options, and how complex decisions were made. Solutions included big concept moves to micro details. As a result, a 40-year-old fully occupied nursing tower was rebuilt to serve patients for another 40 years.
Identify the key decision points, opportunities, and issues involved in updating all the building systems of a large four-decade-old nursing tower.
Explain how a collaborative and transparent design process can efficiently solve complex problems.
Describe how to mitigate the impact of major and invasive renovations on patients.
Demonstrate how multiple-phase projects can continually improve on design and construction results.