Gilbert, Arizona


This is an excerpt of an article from the August 2008 edition of Architectural Record.

The completion of Banner Gateway Medical Center last September provided the growing community of Gilbert, Arizona, with what the NBBJ design team calls the “next-generation hospital.” Despite the tinge of marketing fluff, the phrase aptly describes an advanced facility dedicated to healing and nurturing robust health. Autogenesis was the term the team coined to describe the scheme’s flexibility and expandability. With floor-to-ceiling windows in public spaces and maintenance activity all but sequestered from patients’ view, Banner Gateway lives up to the promotional hyperbole. Already, less than a year after opening, the hospital’s staff has twice reconfigured the interior layout for admissions into the emergency department (entry point for 65 percent of all hospital patients). And, probably sooner than later, Gilbert’s rapid growth will test the design’s expansion capability to accommodate more than triple the number of private rooms, from 165 to 536.


Banner Health

223 Yale Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
Tel: 206-223-5555
Fax: 206-621-2300

Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Partner in Charge / Project Manager:
Mackenzie Skene

Stanley Palmer III, AIA (Registered Architect)

Lead Designers:
Scott Dunlap
Brian Uyesugi

Lead Interior Designer:
Chris Larson

Lead Medical Architect:
Richard Lee (Registered Architect)

Project Team:
Patricia Powers, AIA (Registered Architect)
Charles Martin, AIA (Registered Architect)
Kathleen Oshiro
David Huang
Christopher Hong
Alexandra Lara
Steve Bettge, AHC, DHI, ICC, NFPA
Donald Schuman, CSI, CDT (Registered Architect)
Robert Smith (Registered Architect)
C. Henry Liu (Registered Architect)

Lighting Designers:
Melanie Taylor, IALD, LEED® AP
Ken Roepe, LEED® AP

Architect of record


Associate architect


Interior designer

NBBJ and Orcutt|Winslow

Mechanical and Electrical Engineering/ Plumbing:
TMAD Taylor & Gaines

Structural Engineering: Paul Koehler & Associates

Civil Engineering: EPS Group, Inc.

Landscape: PD/Saurey Associates  and Chris Winters and Associates (Women’s Garden)

Lighting: NBBJ

Other: A20 Food Service Design - Food Consultant

General contractor

McCarthy Construction

© Frank Ooms Photography

CAD system, project management, or other software used:
CAD System: Autocadd

3d visualization: 3d Studio Viz



Structural system

Structural Steel Moment Frame

Exterior cladding:
Masonry: Trentwyth Industries

Metal/glass curtainwall: Walters & Wolf

Concrete: McCarthy (self-performed by contractor)

Wood: Prodema

Metal Panel: Kovach

EIFS, ACM, or other: Diversified 

Built-up roofing: Johns Manville

Aluminum: Walters & Wolf

Glass: Viracon

Skylights: McClain Company

Entrances: Horton

Wood doors: Acrovyn 

Sliding doors: Raumplus

Fire-control doors, security grilles: Smoke Guard 

Locksets: Schlage Lock Company, Locknetics

Hinges/ Closers/ Pulls/Hardware: Hager Hinge Company, Adams Rite Manufacturing Co., Don-Jo Manufacturing, Inc., LCN, Architectural Builders Hardware Mfg. Inc., Rixson-Firemark, Trimco

Exit devices: Von Duprin

Security devices: Alarm Lock Systems, Inc., Security Door Controls, Folger Adam Company, Sentrol, Telkee

Cabinet hardware: H.B. Ives

Interior finishes:
Acoustical ceilings: Armstrong Optima Open Plan, Prodema

Suspension Grid: Armstrong square Tegular 9/16”

Demountable Partitions: Dirtt

Cabinetwork and custom woodwork: Meyer & Lundahl

Paints and Stains: Benjamin Moore

Wallcoverings: J.M. Lynne, Architex

Plastic Laminate: Pionite, Laminart, Wilsonart, VeneerArt

Special Surfacing: Staron and Zodiaq

Floor and wall tile: Bedrosians

Resilient flooring: Nora, Expanko (cork)

Carpet: Shaw, Bentley Prince Street, Mannington, and Interface

Office furniture: Herman Miller Vivo

Lounge Seating Main Lobby: Brayton

Fixed Seating at Charting Stations: American Seating

Ganged Seating: Brandrud

Patient Room Seating: Nemschoff

Task Chairs: Herman Miller

Tables: Steelcase, Nucraft, and Herman Miller

Upholstery: Designtex

Other Furniture: Davis, Lemm, Herman Miller

Interior ambient lighting: Rambusch, Hydrel, Zumtobel, RSA Lighting, Bega, Bruck Lighting

Downlights: Erco

Exterior: Insight Lighting, Io Lighting, Bega

Elevators/Escalators: Schumacher 

Water features: Ancon

Plumbing fixtures: American Standard, J.R. Smith, Brook, Haws, Acorn, Bluecher-JOSAM, Fox