Award of Merit Health Care

Photo courtesy of Clark Construction
Entry to the tower is via a three-story atrium.

The $315-million, 400,000-sq-ft Tom and Billie Long Patient Care Tower has six stories and an underground loading dock and central utility plant. The tower adds 242 patient beds, 230 of them private, to the existing medical center.

The building is a steel-braced frame with concrete slab over metal deck with exterior finishes that include curtain wall; storefront and punched windows; and precast, stone, metal and plaster systems. The entry sequence opens into a two-story lobby featuring a three-story, central circular rotunda filled with daylight from an open atrium.

Key Players

Owner: John Muir Health, Walnut Creek

GC: Clark Construction, Oakland

Construction Management: JTEC Healthcare Construction Management, Oakland

Architect: Ratcliff, Emeryville

Civil Engineer: Kier & Wright, Santa Clara

Structural Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners, San Francisco

MEP Engineer: Mazzetti Nash Lipsey Burch, San Francisco

Submitted by:

Clark Construction