Swedish Issaquah Hospital

The shared circulation and generous public spaces encourage a sense of community between doctors, staff, and patients."

Engineering an Award-Winning Hospital: Solutions for a progressive healthcare facility

DCI Engineers provided structural design services for this award-winning, 175-bed hospital. DCI’s work included a new five-story medical office building, a five-story ambulatory care center, and a central utility plant to service the facility, for a total of 575,000-sf. Many special structural solutions were incorporated into the design of this facility in order to ensure that it would perform to the highest standards of healthcare services.

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Issaquah, Washington
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Healthcare, Life Science & Laboratory
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Concrete, Steel

Project Highlights

  • The 178,000-sf medical office building utilizes isolated internal high-strength concrete shear walls to provide unimpeded floor access
  • Unique details to place shear wall rebar and concrete after the steel frame helped fast-track construction.
  • The 323,000-sf ambulatory care center is comprised of two wings connected by a bridge at every floor to provide efficient travel distance throughout the hospital.
  • Shear walls bookend each wing of the ambulatory center and surround central elevators to provide maximum space planning flexibility.
  • Facility also includes a linear accelerator area, a porte-cochere for the main entry, a central courtyard, and a dramatic five-story tall atrium entry enclosed with glass.

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