Banner Gateway Medical Center
NBBJ takes an aesthetic cue from the Arizona desert and creates an oasislike hospital prepared to expand with the community.
Architects & Firms
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.
Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Lead Interior Designer:
Lead Medical Architect:
Architect of record
NBBJ and Orcutt|Winslow
Structural Engineering: Paul Koehler & Associates
Civil Engineering: EPS Group, Inc.
Other: A20 Food Service Design - Food Consultant
CAD system, project management, or other software used:
3d visualization: 3d Studio Viz
Structural Steel Moment Frame
Metal/glass curtainwall: Walters & Wolf
Concrete: McCarthy (self-performed by contractor)
Metal Panel: Kovach
EIFS, ACM, or other: Diversified
Skylights: McClain Company
Wood doors: Acrovyn
Sliding doors: Raumplus
Fire-control doors, security grilles: Smoke Guard
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
Special Surfacing: Staron and Zodiaq
Exterior: Insight Lighting, Io Lighting, Bega
Plumbing fixtures: American Standard, J.R. Smith, Brook, Haws, Acorn, Bluecher-JOSAM, Fox