Construction Begins on the $284 Million HGA-designed Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa


Construction has begun on Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa (SMCSR), a $284 million replacement hospital designed by HGA Architects and Engineers. It will replace the current Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa on Chanate Road, located just north of San Francisco, which was originally built in 1938. The new 182,300-square-foot facility is expected to open in October 2014.  

The new acute-care facility will showcase the most advanced building technologies and sustainable strategies by using Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) methods that will significantly streamline the construction process and reduce costs. Working closely with Unger Construction and Sutter Health, HGA designed a hospital positioned to become a community anchor and set a benchmark for excellence in 21st century patient-centered healthcare.

"By using IPD methods, we created a platform to ensure that keystone patient experiences - such as lobby spaces and waiting rooms - as well as sustainability components, weren't sacrificed due to budget constraints," said Greg Osecheck, principal-in-charge of the project in the firm's Sacramento office. "In fact, with new technology such as 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM), our team was able to conceptualize together to reduce unknowns, create opportunities for cost savings, and design a facility that will serve the Sutter Health community for years to come."