Davis Medical CenterBed Tower AdditionSubmitted by J.E. Dunn d.b.a. R.J. Griffin
The Davis Hospital and Medical Center Bed Tower addition is a three-story, 67,000-sq-ft patient bed tower addition to the existing Davis Hospital in Layton, Utah.

This was a CM-at-risk services project that added a state-of-the-art intensive care unit, women’s services rooms, a psychiatric unit and a two-story bridge connecting the new tower to the existing one.

In the existing tower, the project team renovated 10,000-sq-ft of the first and third floors, adding a gift shop, admission area, expanded pediatric services and a pharmacy. The addition to the hospital incorporated energy-efficient materials and systems and innovative building techniques while incorporating a light and airy environment that studies show reduces patient stays by increasing their recovery rate.

The overall design reflects the mountain setting of the hospital. The Davis project involved a new main entrance for the hospital focusing on providing a resort-like feel as one walks into the main atrium. The design includes a soothing interior water feature and an exterior water feature leading into the main entrance drive-through canopy.

The two-story main atrium has an oval-shaped soffit at the ceiling around a ceiling system that provides a glow into the atrium. The curved staircase features a glass balustrade and fine wood stringers enhanced by the interior water feature between the staircase and north wall.

Layton, Utah

$30.3 million

Owner: IASIS Healthcare Corp.

Contractor: J.E. Dunn d.b.a. R.J. Griffin

Architect: Perkins + Will

Start: Dec. 2007 Finish: Oct. 2009