Swedish Hospital – Orthopedic Institute

Swedish Hospital, located in Seattle, WA, rolled out their first of many master planned projects on the First Hill Campus, with the Swedish Orthopedic Institute.

The initiative was to create a state of the art, technologically advanced Orthopedic Surgical and Inpatient Hospital to compete for the growing patient population throughout the Northwest requiring orthopedic and spine surgeries.  The program included 372,000 GSF, 10 operating rooms, 84 inpatient rooms, 5 levels of hospital space, 2 levels of medical office space and 4 levels of underground garage, on a full city block, tied to the main hospital, across a city street, with a sky-bridge and maintenance tunnel.

The challenge was that the project budget was set early on at $140 M with a target to deliver it from concept to occupation within 36 months. Partnering with the Swedish operations team, we were tasked with complete oversight of the project development including management of the equipment and furnishing.

The team, created a high energy, very open and collaborative structure, which allowed all team members to provide important and continuous input around value creation/adds and quality control, so that installations were “worked out” prior to errors occurring in the field.    This was very important, considering the construction portion was completed in 19 months, with no room to make mistakes.

The result was that the project was completed with no change to the approved budget, no change to the opening day for clinical procedures, and an improved final scope that met and exceeded all stakeholder expectations.

Client, Swedish Hospital

 Architect, NBBJ

 Contractor, Sellen Constuction