Originally published in Interiors & Sources

10/01/2010

CO Architects' Queen of the Valley Medical Center

A stand-alone addition to the Queen of the Valley Medical Center in California's Napa Valley will embody the latest in health care architecture, thanks to the intensive design efforts of Los Angeles-based CO Architects.

 
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A stand-alone addition to the Queen of the Valley Medical Center in California's Napa Valley will embody the latest in health care architecture, thanks to the intensive design efforts of Los Angeles-based CO Architects. 

From design to approvals and through pending construction of the $74 million North Building addition, the A&D firm has and will continue to utilize Building Information Modeling (BIM) software. The use of BIM allows architects to render a virtual on-screen facility as a prelude to construction. 

"BIM also greatly facilitates Integrated Project Delivery, where each building partner has a stake in the project coming in on time and on budget," says Gina Chang, associate/project manager at CO Architects.

The new three-story addition is an exemplar of evidence-based design principles, including those promulgated by The Center for Health Design. Before laying pencil to paper—or typing a single pixel—designers met with staff and patients to ascertain use and needs of the 72,000-square-foot facility. 

One result of the research is an increased number of nursing supply stations to reduce nurse walking distances.

CO Architects is also applying sustainable solutions to the Northern California project, including heat-reducing windows, high-efficiency mechanical systems, occupant-controllable systems, daylighting, sunshades, and thermal massing to cut resource consumption. 

The low-rise North Building addition will proudly take its place on the Queen of the Valley Medical Center campus without overwhelming or contrasting with extant facilities. The addition will also embrace a new healing garden, site-planned by CO Architects and designed by Irvine, CA-based CD&PC.

The project, undertaken on behalf of the Orange, CA-based St. Joseph Health System, is slated to be finished in 2012.

More information is available at www.coarchitects.com.

 


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