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Seattle Children's Building Hope
A Special Feature of DJC.COM
April 17, 2013
Photo by Jon Silver




Ultra-efficient mechanical systems offer lots of ways to cut costs
Engineers used strategies such as water preheating, multiple-size chillers and dual-fuel
condensing boilers.

By JIM SOKOL
Affiliated Engineers NW

How to create spaces that help children heal
Designers are using research-tested ways to lower stress
and improve well-being.

By ANITA ROSSEN
ZGF Architects

Hospital design started with yarn, cardboard and duct tape
Children’s team turned to humble materials to test out plans
and make the new addition more efficient.

By TODD JOHNSON
Seattle Children’s Hospital

A unique to-do list: move 68-ton tree
and play Where’s Waldo with kids

Construction crews found the Children's expansion wasn't a typical project.
By DAVE SCALZO
Sellen Construction



Photo by Jon Silver

Just the facts

Name:
Building Hope

Location:
4800 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle

Size:
Eight stories, 330,000 square feet

Cost:
$201.5 million

Opening:
April 21




The team

Owner: Seattle Children’s Hospital

Development manager: Seneca Group

Architect: ZGF Architects

General contractor: Sellen Construction

Civil/structural engineer: Coughlin Porter Lundeen

Mechanical engineer: Affiliated Engineers NW

Electrical engineer: Sparling

Geotechnical engineer: Hart Crowser

Landscape architect: Site Workshop

Mechanical subcontractor: McKinstry

Electrical subcontractor: Veca

Graphics consultant: Studio SC


Photo by Jon Silver



What’s inside

• New emergency department

• Critical care unit

• Cancer unit, including a wing for teens and young adults

• 80 beds, with space for up to 192 beds



Special section team

Section editor: Jon Silver

Section design: Jeffrey Miller

Web design: Lisa Lannigan

Advertising: Matt Brown



Advertisers:

Seneca Group www.senecagroup.com

McKinstry www.mckinstry.com

Coughlin Porter Lundeen www.cplinc.com


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