Skagit Valley Hopsital

The schematic design of the Skagit Valley Hospital proposes a three-story building located to the north of the existing hospital.  As desgined, the facility is a steel-framed structure with glazing and EIFS exterior cladding.  The flat roof will house a helicopter pad, exterior terraces, and mechanical air handling equipment.  MENG Analysis reviewed basic building systems proposed in the schematic design, including projected patient volumes; the basic site planning and circulation; and the configuration, adjacencies, and patient flow through major program areas.

Key Proposals:

  • Revise mechanical, heating, and cooling system loads to better reflect volumes typically provided in this region of the country, resulting in substantial cost reductions.
  • Revise roof structure, including the interface with helipad for substantial cost reductions.
  • Design building to International Code standards in order to reduce unneccessary interior details imposed by older codes
  • Revise interior flooring and ceilings to better reflect types of materials used in this region's hospitals.
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