Type of facility: Patient-care tower
Client: Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Project architect: TRO/The Ritchie Organization, Newton, Mass.
General contractor: Gilbane Building Co., Providence, R.I.
Scheduled completion: August 1996
Size: 358,000 square feet new construction; 122,000 square feet renovation
Total cost: $81 million
Cost per square foot: $187 for new space; $115 for renovated space
This 10-story patient-care tower will accompany a 31,200-square-foot cancer center that was occupied in April 1993. "Careful, considerate response to the original building and vertical integration in the lobby was the basis for this citation," Ms. Burns said.
The groundbreaking was held in August 1993 for the project, which will strengthen the urban image of the Saint Francis campus, the jury said.
The limestone facade and copper roof of an adjacent building are emulated in the precast skin and details of the tower. Internally, the second level links all clinical and support structures on campus to a "main street" of circulation.
All ambulatory services are grouped around a three-level atrium, which links all levels to the parking structure.
Flexible patient space and excellent planning methods were mentioned by Ms. Porter. Similar service departments are linked to create staffing coordination, and zones segregate outpatient and visitor traffic from that of inpatients and staff.
"This project has the potential to be a first-rate facility," Mr. Mackey said.