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Health Care: Palomar Medical Center


02.08.2013

Source: ENR.com
By: ENR Staff
Posted: Friday, February 8, 2013

The $956-million, 750,000-sq-ft Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, Calif. is one of the largest buildings in the U.S. to use integrated project delivery principles and one of only two U.S. hospitals with day-lit operating rooms, according to DPR Construction.
 
Completed ahead of schedule and within budget, the facility includes an 11-story patient tower and a two-story diagnostic and treatment wing, topped by a 1.5-acre green roof planted with native flora to mimic nearby hillsides. The 360-bed hospital was designed to use significantly less energy than a typical hospital in a similar climate, thanks to efficient mechanical equipment, lighting systems and envelope design.
 
Guided by patient-centric, experience-based design principles to provide a healing environment, the facility integrates gardens and courtyards with the surrounding landscape.
 
Project Team
 
Owner: Palomar Pomerado Health, San Diego
 
Architect: CO Architects, Los Angeles
 
General Contractor: DPR Construction, San Diego
 
Engineers: KPFF, Los Angeles; ME Engineers,Culver City, Calif.
 
Landscape Architect: Spurlock Poirier, San Diego
 
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