Grand Junction, Colorado


Client: St. Mary’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center

Completion Date: January 2010 (addition); December 2010 (renovation)


Program: An expansion and renovation of St. Mary's Hospital anchored by a new 12-story, 200,350-square-foot patient bed tower with a cafeteria next door. Adjoining an existing two-level emergency and surgery building, the tower expands both departments to the south and, on the floors above, adds 128 patient rooms and units for perinatal care, intensive care and orthopedics. Floors 9 through 12 are shelled floors, with an additional 128 patient rooms planned. Perkins+Will also added a new level for staff and physician education to a neighboring four-story building, which is connected to the tower via a stack of short glass bridges.

Design Concept and Solution: The architects wanted the new tower to complement the existing hospital—as well as Grand Junction's rocky landscape—while establishing a more advanced, forward-looking image. To avoid competing with the surrounding mesas and cliffs, the Perkins+Will team chose a simple rectangular silhouette for the tower. They selected brick and glass for the lower floors of the project—the base of the tower and an adjoining one-story wing housing the cafeteria—to echo the scale and the brick exterior of the existing hospital. Once the tower clears the height of the original building, the cladding transitions to aluminum panel and glass for a more weightless, contemporary look. With patient rooms set on the long sides of the rectangle, the tower is oriented to maximize views to nearby landmarks (the Grand Mesa and the national forest to the south, the Book Cliffs to the north), while the facade's green glass recalls the local sagebrush. With sustainable features that include aluminum cladding made largely from recycled content, a weather-controlled irrigation system, and meters that monitor energy consumption, the project is on track for LEED Silver certification.

Total construction cost: $192 million

Gross square footage: 440,000 sq.ft. (new), 70,000 sq.ft. (renovation)

84 10th Street South, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Tel: 612-851-5000
Fax: 612-851-5001


St. Mary’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center

84 10th Street South, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Tel: 612-851-5000
Fax: 612-851-5001

Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Chuck Knight, AIA, RA, Principal in Charge
Rick Hintz, AIA, RA, Principal – Medical
Tim Casey, AIA, RA, Project Manager
John Spohn, Interior Lead
Tim Vaughn, AIA, RA, Project Designer
Jerry Worrell, RA, Interior Design
Kase Macosko, NCARB, RA, Exterior/Interior
Cory Rettke, Interior
Elizabeth Rominski, Interior
Lindsey Duffy, Interior
Casey Sievila, ASID, Interior
Ed Chamberlin, AIA, RA
Dennis Sachs, AIA, RA, Codes/QA
Rod Nygaard, Construction Admin
Eric Tscherter, AIA, RA, Construction Admin

Signage and Artwork: Pamela L. Blythe, Principal

Structural/Civil: Martin/Martin, Inc.

Local Structural: Lindauer Dunn, Inc

Local Civil: Rolland Engineering

Mechanical/Electrical: Dunham Associates

Mechanical/Electrical Consultant: Shaffer Baucom Engineering & Consulting
Landscape: Ciavonne Roberts & Associates, Inc.

Food Service: Systems Design International

Materials Management/Vertical Transportation: Lammers & Associates

Helicopter: Heliport Systems

Medical Equipment: Mitchell Associates

Code: Code Consultants International

IT/Security: EDI, Ltd.

Design Assistance: The Weidt Group

Hardware: Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies

Acoustic: Dana Hougland

General contractor: FCI / McCarthy, A Joint Venture

Christopher Barrett (interiors)

Ken Redding (exteriors)
970-255-9331 (office)
970-390-2846 (cell)

CAD system, project management, or other software used: AUTOCAD, Autodesk Architectural Desktop 2005



Exterior cladding
Unit Masonry/Face Brick: Lakewood, Summit

Structural Sealant Glazed Curtain Walls: Kawneer

Metal Wall Panels: Dri-Design

Composite Wall Panels: Alpolic

Window Washing Systems: Probel

EPDM Roofing: Carlisle

PVC Roofing: Carlisle

Aluminum: Kawneer

Glass: Viracon

Entrances: Horton
Automatic Entrances: Horton

Revolving Door Entrances: Horton

Locksets: Schlage

Closers: LCN

Exit devices: LCN

Interior finishes
Acoustical ceilings: Armstrong

Suspension grid: Armstrong

Cabinetwork and custom woodwork: TMI

Paints and stains: Kwal

Plastic laminate: Wilsonart

Special surfacing: Modular Arts

Floor and wall tile: Mirage (public areas)Dal Tile (patient areas)

Resilient flooring: Forbo Linoleum, Nora Envirocare

Carpet: Collins & Aikman

Wall Protection: C/S Acrovyn

Solis Surfacing: Corian

Window Treatments: Lutron / Mermet

Office furniture: Artopex

Reception furniture: Nenschoff
Chairs: Nemschoff, Keilhauer, Steelcase, KI

Tables: Harter, KI

Upholstery: Maharam, Arcom, Knoll, Momemtum
Other furniture: Bernhardt

Interior ambient lighting: Ledalite

Task lighting: Finelite

Exterior: Hydrel (Linear Fluorescent), Kim Lighting

Controls: Lutron

Electric Traction Elevators: ThyssenKrupp