Built on the former site of the Robert Mueller Municipal Airport, the low, horizontal hospital blends into the landscape, setting a positive example for the rest of the brownfield size. Its courtyards and use of local materials reflect and celebrate the community it serves, not only as the region’s sole dedicated, freestanding paediatric centre but one of just four level 1 trauma centres in the state.
As evidence mounts that access to nature aids healing, the hospital has worked to harness outside space, serving its commitments to the environment and medical excellence. A 2013 extension to the hospital, also designated LEED Platinum, adds an outdoor labyrinth and sensory garden alongside an epilepsy monitoring unit, toddler rehab centre and therapy gym. We served as mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineer on the $25M expansion.