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  UWMC Surgery Pavilion

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A Special Feature of DJC.COM
Sept. 25, 2003
Project team

Owner:
University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle

Architect
NBBJ, Seattle

Collaborating architect
Keating/Khang Architecture, Los Angeles

General contractor/construction manager
Hoffman Construction Co., Seattle

Structural/civil engineer
Andersen Bjornstad Kane Jacobs, Seattle

Mechanical engineer
CDi Engineers, Lynnwood

Electrical engineer
Sparling, Seattle

Geotechnical engineer
Shannon & Wilson, Seattle

Acoustical engineer
BRC Acoustics, Seattle

Site survey
Hammond Collier Wade Livingstone, Seattle

Landscape architect
Site Workshop, Seattle


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Feature Stories

"A structure built for healing"
Engineers overcame a challenging site to design
a hospital building where patients are paramount

By TOM PITTSFORD
ABKJ


"Ingenuity you won’t see"
The surgery pavilion’s invisible extras will cut costs and add safety
By FINN JAKOBSEN
CDi Engineers


"Designing a site for sore eyes"
Health problems are a fact of life, but architects sought
to make trips to the hospital less painful

By NBBJ STAFF


"Keeping the lights on"
A power outage during surgery? No way.
Here’s how UW will keep the power flowing

By GARY BATIE
Sparling

Fast facts

Location:
Northeast Pacific Street & Montlake Boulevard Northeast, Seattle

Total cost:
$92 million

Construction cost:
$63 million

Size:
160,000 square feet

Groundbreaking:
April 23, 2001

Occupancy:
Late October/early November







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Design details

The University of Washington Medical Center Surgery Pavilion will house short-stay surgery and treatment areas, diagnostic and other services. A two-level pedestrian bridge connects the building to the rest of the medical complex.

Some of the building’s features include:

  • A landscaped outdoor plaza with colorful sculptures, serving as the pedestrian street entrance.

  • An unobtrusive curvilinear roofline, designed to preserve to views.

  • First- and third-floor clinics for urology, urogynecology, prostate cancer, surgical specialties, digestive diseases and neurosurgery.

  • Eleven second-floor operating rooms, including pre- and post-surgery holding and observation areas. Surgeons can use voice commands to view radiology images and medical records, and control ceiling-mounted surgical equipment that eliminate the need for rolling carts.

  • Sleek, glass-paneled lobbies and waiting areas with park views and Internet access. A first-floor espresso bar has several small stand-up tables.

  • A three-story below-grade parking garage that houses 275 parking spaces.

  • Skylights and light wells that direct natural light throughout the building, including staff areas.

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