The new expansion consists of a 205,136-sq-ft, six-story patient tower expansion on the existing Sun City West hospital campus. This tower houses a new larger emergency department on the first floor, new invasive services including OR, PACU and ICU on the second floor, 36 med-surg beds on the third and fourth floors and shell space for future beds on the fifth and sixth floors. The project also includes significant site work, a kitchen remodel and an expansion to the existing central plant. The project increases capacity from 330 beds to 403, with additional shell space for up to 500 beds. Natural Arizona sandstone at the base of the building extends from the exterior into the lobby space, echoing the desert-inspired interiors. A healing garden surrounds the patient drop-off area. The magnitude of the project and the team’s early use of BIM for successful coordination impressed the judges.
Owner: Banner Health
Design Firm: RTKL Architects/HKS Inc.
General Contractor: DPR Construction
Consultants: Syska Hennessy; Testmarcx
Subcontractors: Able Steel Fabricators; Cannon & Wendt Electric Co.; Romanoski Glass; Star Roofing; Tri-City Mechanical; Walters & Wolf Construction Specialties; Western States Fire Protection