Grand Junction, Colorado – St. Mary's Hospital and Regional Medical Center has selected international architecture, design and planning firm Perkins+Will, and Grand Junction-based Chamberlin Architects to design The Century Project. The new partnership brings together the broad healthcare experience of Perkins+Will, the local architectural expertise of Chamberlin Architects, and St. Mary's recognized regional healthcare services.
The Century Project is a multi-phase project which includes construction of a new 10-story, 375,000 square foot patient bed addition, followed by the renovation of nearly 160,000 square feet in the existing hospital. The Perkins+Will/Chamberlin Architects team will begin design work immediately, with construction of the new addition scheduled to begin in early 2007 and continue through 2010.
Starting with a list of 17 top national firms, the St. Mary's Century Project Team selected the Perkins+Will/Chamberlin Architects team for their design process driven by patient needs along with operational and functional priorities and thorough attention to detail.
"The common vision and philosophy of the hospital and the design team made for a quality match in terms of culture and delivery," said Rob Jenkins, The Century Project owner's representative. "We look forward to working with this exceptional group of people to design an addition to the hospital which will accommodate new technologies and meet the future healthcare needs of our growing community."
Established in 1935, " target=_blank pathAttribute="1">Perkins+Will is an integrated architecture, interiors, and planning firm recognized for its international leadership in healthcare planning and design. The firm has completed more than 1,000 planning and design projects for more than 400 institutions in the United States and overseas, and is perennially ranked among the top healthcare design firms by Modern Healthcare Magazine. The firm has worked with 85% of the top academic medical centers and universities recognized by the US News and World Report.
In the past decade alone, the firm has designed and planned over 50 million square feet of healthcare and research space in urban, suburban and rural settings and received more than 60 awards for design excellence. Sustainable, high-performance and environmentally conscious design are staples of the firm's practice. Nearly 50 percent of Perkins+Will's professional staff is LEED accredited, among the highest percentage of any design firm in North America to achieve this important industry standard for "green" building principles. Firm wide, a staff of more than 900 experienced professionals serves clients out of offices in Atlanta, Beijing, Boston, Calgary, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Glastonbury, CT; Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Research Triangle Park, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, Vancouver, Victoria and Washington, D.C. Perkins+Will routinely ranks among the world's top design firms and has received hundreds of awards, including the coveted American Institute of Architects Firm of the Year Award.
About Chamberlin Architects
Established in 1978, " target=_blank pathAttribute="1">Chamberlin Architects has a strong central core of service-oriented work for public and institutional clients including the National Park Service, Mesa State College, Bureau of Land Management, USDA Forest Service, as well as a number of western slope cities, counties, and school districts. They have worked on projects in ten states and virtually all western Colorado communities. Selected as the 1996 Colorado Firm of the Year by the American Institute of Architects, Chamberlin Architects has been recognized for design excellence with 15 other national, regional, and local awards. The firm's designs reflect a continuing effort to define a regional architecture that harmonizes with the colors, textures, and shapes of the western Colorado landscape. Chamberlin Architects currently employs 13 people including three licensed architects in Grand Junction, plus another four employees in Lakewood, Colorado, and two field inspectors.