Robins & Morton completed the 623,260-sq-ft University Medical Center of El Paso, the only nonprofit, community-owned hospital in the area, in June 2012.

Photo by Alan Blakely
University Medical Center of El Paso.

Work included the renovation of an existing 60-year-old hospital and two major additions—an expanded trauma center as well as the 224,000-sq-ft women and children's hospital in a newly constructed 11-story tower.

The $195-million project began in March 2007, and careful planning kept the hospital operating during the entire construction process.

Prefabrication also helped the contractor reduce risk and interruptions on site.

Key Players

Owner: El Paso County Hospital District, Texas

General Contractor: Robins & Morton, Birmingham, Ala.

Lead Design: KMD Architects, San Francisco

Structural: Henry K. NG & Associates, El Paso, Texas

MEP: Mazzetti & Assoc. Consultants, San Francisco

Submitted by Robins & Morton and MMC Corp.