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October 14, 2021
St. Michael Medical Pavilion
CHG Building Systems
ABC members: Evergreen Refrigeration; Kirby Electric
Location: 1950 NW Myhre Road, Silverdale
CHG Building Systems erected 687 tons of structural steel for this 65,630-square-foot, multi-story specialty care clinic. The project also included the erection of an 86,160-square-foot parking structure and the installation of a 180-foot-long pedestrian bridge that connects the new clinic to the existing St. Michael Pavilion.
The front entry is clearly distinguished with a glass curtainwall lobby and elevator lobby serving the garage levels and leading directly into the clinic levels. The exterior is derived of metal panels, vertically oriented to mimic the pattern of the nearby forest, with openings in between. The parking levels are partially embedded into the hillside of the site, and the exposed sides are clad with rock-filled gabion basket walls.
The building consolidates several specialty care practices into a single modern facility. The design takes patient, staff, equipment and supply flows into account for operational efficiency in a warm and friendly environment. Both floors of the two-story clinic use a divergent flow model with exam pods to the east and west and diagnostic and procedure rooms in the center. This standardization allows practices the flexibility to expand or contract over time with a minimum of remodel work.
The installation of the pedestrian bridge proved exceptionally challenging due to the only available crane pad being located on a heavily sloped, active road that serves the hospital. CHG was able to mitigate the challenges and impacts to the hospital by setting the bridge over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. CHG worked 6,394 labor hours and had no lost-time accidents.