Inova Fairfax Hospital announced the start of construction of a $161-million, 11-story South Patient Tower on the Falls Chuch, Va., campus. Turner Construction will lead erection of the 216,000-sq-ft tower, which will consist of 174, all-private intensive care and medical/surgical patient rooms.
Construction was scheduled to begin this summer, with completion expected by fall of 2012. The new tower will stand at the entrance of the existing hospital, and the two structures will connect on all 11 levels.
The project is seeking LEED Silver certification and will include a green roof, water cisterns and rain gardens.
Wilmot Sanz of Gaithersburg, Md., is the project architect.