Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Sustainability is never easy. This hospital engineering project was no exception. But the ccrd team rolled up our sleeves and collaborated with architects to come up with some of the most leading-edge solutions of the decade. ccrd was awarded responsibility for the master planning and mechanical/electrical design services for the spectacular new Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Arizona. This challenging major expansion was a response to a growing pediatric population that is projected to top 1.5 million by 2030. Construction plans included a new patient tower. This brought the total beds from 235 to 377, as well as providing an ambulatory care building west of the existing campus, a new main entry boulevard, and an expanded parking garage. The 1.9 million sf expansion was designed to encompass a whopping 45 acres.
Planned with the concept of family-centered care in mind, the hospital set out to make the Phoenix Children’s experience even better for families and patients. On the Thomas campus, the addition of a new patient tower with all private rooms allows more privacy for families and patients during the hospital stay. The facility also includes a Trauma One level emergency department and low temperature operating rooms capable of temperatures down to 55°F.
Sustainability, as always, was job one for our engineering firm. A new central utility plant and tunnel distribution system will ultimately house approximately 10,000 tons of cooling capability and 2,500 boiler horsepower of heating capability.
The extensive construction project was completed in phases, without ever closing the Hospital’s doors. Estimated completion of all components is 2012.
Architect: HKS, Inc.
Owner: Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Project Size: 950,000 sf
Construction Cost: $350M
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