March 11, 2013
Group Health Cooperative has opened a new medical center in the South Hill Business and Technology Center at 1007 39th Ave. S.E. in Puyallup.
The 50,000-square-foot, two-story center was designed in a lodge style, and is set in a wooded area in South Hill.
Everything in the medical center, from the location of the exam room doors to the way that patients access the lab, was analyzed in a year-long design process that involved architects, contractors, patients, staff and medical providers.
The floor plan for the primary care clinic is composed of “pods.” Each exam room has two entrances, one for patients and one for staff. The adjoining staff work space allows teams to work side-by-side.
The center is pursuing LEED Gold for Healthcare. It uses wood harvested from trees on site as benches and finishings. The building also has high-efficiency mechanical systems and a green roof to reduce run-off.
Owner/developer: Benaroya Companies
Owner/tenant: Group Health Cooperative
Construction management: CBRE
General contractor: GLY
Structural engineer: PCS Structural Solutions
Civil engineer: PacLand
Design-build electrical: Prime Electric
Design-build mechanical: University Mechanical
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