FH North Tower-Block 95

December | 2022


Swedish Medical Center

Project Role:

Facilities Owner Technical Advisor for Electrical & Technology Systems

Contract Engagement:

January 2019 through December 2022

Swedish First Hill Campus, North Tower | Block 95 Project

1,600,000 square foot expansion on the Swedish First Hill campus including the North Tower and Block 95. North Tower is a 742,000 gsf, 13-story Hospital Tower with three levels of below grade parking & support floors featuring operating suites, sterile processing, imaging, support spaces, and emergency generator plant. Block 95 is a 930,000 gsf, 17-story Medical Office Building with two levels of hospital support functions including loading dock and materials management, three levels of outpatient services including imaging and procedure rooms, twelve floors of medical office space, and five levels of below grade parking.

23 Make Ready projects addressed major utility reroutes throughout the campus to prepare buildings to be demolished. This phase consisted of 23 different projects requiring reroutes for critical infrastructure elements including electrical feeders, back-bone communications lines, steam utilities, ductwork, domestic water, natural gas, building management systems and medical gas systems.

27 Separate Enabling Project moved hospital departments from areas to be demolished to new renovated spaces throughout the active First Hill Campus.

The Cutline Project consisted of the final cut and cap of utilities spanning between the old hospital building to be demolished and the existing hospital building that were still in operation. This involved extensive field investigation to identify and categorize 298 different electrical, communications, and mechanical utilities crossing demo lines. Work was successfully completed with limited disruptions to campus operations.

Scope of services included a comprehensive systems evaluation and planning for Electrical & IT/Low Voltage systems across the existing and planned campus expansion projects for electrical and technology systems requiring continuous operation. Our team developed decision matrices identifying deficiencies, opportunities, and options for existing systems and advantageous new technologies to meet long term goals or resiliency and sustainability, as well as long term scalability to seamlessly support continuous operations.

Partnered with Swedish management, and Providence stakeholders, the team performed data gathering, extensive site investigation of existing electrical and technology systems including stakeholder interviews, engineering analysis of mission-critical electrical, IT/Low Voltage systems including telecommunication utilities, telecommunication spaces and pathways, medical technologies, staff / patient communications, nurse call platforms, information systems, biomedical technology, wired & wireless communications, electronic security systems, and cellular distributed antenna systems.