Cascade Medical Center

Cascade Medical Center

Providing Critical Care in Chelan County: Designing a medical center addition with Bavarian charm

With its Bavarian style architecture, the Cascade Medical Center captures the essence of the Leavenworth aesthetic, while giving local residents and guests’ access to a quality healthcare facility. Originally built as a one story medical center, DCI provided engineering design to build a 23,000-sf, two story addition resulting in a relocation of the acute care emergency department on the ground floor. The second floor will be home to a relocated doctors' clinic and the lower level will house building services, including covered ambulance parking.

Project Highlights

  • The first and second floor consists of steel joists and girders with a concrete composite deck for adequate vibration performance.
  • The new addition consists of structural steel and exposed heavy timber.
  • Wood was also used for the roof with architecturally exposed glulam beams and wood decking.
  • Helical piers were used to shore the existing hospital foundation in order to locate new structural columns as close to the existing wall as possible to maximize floor space.
Leavenworth, Washington
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