Construction Reaches 70 Percent Completion on $284 Million HGA-Designed Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa


Construction on the state-of-the-art, $284 million Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa (SMCSR) replacement hospital recently reached 70 percent completion, indicating that it is on schedule to meet its targeted opening date of October 2014.  Designed by HGA Architects and Engineers, the 182,300-square-foot project uses an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) process, a streamlined design and construction method based on the collaboration of architects, contractors and owners, designed to reduce costs and improve efficiencies as the project is under construction. The project, once completed, will become an anchor for the Santa Rosa community, utilizing the most advanced building technologies available to set a new standard for excellence in patient care in the area. 

"Change is inevitable with healthcare construction in California," said Greg Osecheck, AIA, principal-in-charge of the project in HGA's Sacramento office. "The IPD process is allowing the team to better work together in order to coordinate the work in a smooth and reliable flow.  Building Information Modeling is also contributing in allowing quicker coordination and better outcomes. The efforts of this IPD team are really beginning to show."