Pediatrics Intensive Care Unit Renovation

PICU and Clinic Support Space Renovation

Naval Medical Center, San Diego, California, 2005

TESTIMONIAL

“[Ravatt Albrecht & Associates] provided outstanding client focused design which addressed both function and the project’s strict budget restraints.”

–  David Williams, Project Manager, Southwest Division NAVFAC

PROJECT STATS

Owner: Department of the Navy
Cost: $1,250,000
Size: 12,132 sq. ft.
LEED Status: LEED self-certified
Year Complete: 2005

DESIGN & ENGINEERING TEAM

Ravatt Albrecht & Associates, Stronghold Engineering, Inc., and Young + Co. Interior Design.

STAKEHOLDERS

  • Navy Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC)
  • User Groups

REQUIRED REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS

  • Local Base Facility Standards
  • Base Exterior Architectural Plan (BEAP)
  • Navy, Marine Corps, and United Facilities Criteria (UFC) requirements

PROJECT OBJECTIVE

Renovate an existing surgical ward in a 1980’s medical center for a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Clinical Support Space.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Ravatt Albrecht & Associates designed and engineered 12,132 sq. ft. of renovations for this $1.25M, award-winning, LEED self-certified Pediatrics Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Clinic Support Space.

Work included coordination of all design, demolition, preconstruction, construction, and close-out for this fast-track design-build project with previously defined schematic plans. The entire “core” service area was remodeled to create an environment, which pushes the paradigm of the typical stark hospital environment.

Additionally, a full separation was of the new Pediatric intensive Care Unit from the new General Pediatrics ward was essential. The original design concept was to integrate a glass wall with etched art glass to provide an inviting and non-threatening entrance, but a conventionally framed wall with appropriately placed windows and a painted graphic mural accomplishes the desired effect and provides an effective barrier.

RAVATT ALBRECHT & ASSOCIATES SERVICES

Architectural design and mechanical and plumbing engineering.