UCSD Jacobs Medical Center and Central Plant

Healthcare | LEED | 3D Laser Scanning

A new, 10-story, 509,500 SF specialty hospital with two basement levels on the campus of UCSD, directly adjacent and connected to Thornton Hospital. It specializes on three areas: maternity and infant care, cancer treatment and advanced surgery. The project added 245 new beds and includes a helicopter landing pad with direct access to all floors, garden-based design to maximize natural light as well as dedicated family areas on each bed floor. The site design yields itself to sustainable drainage solutions that protect the receiving stream bed to the south of the site. A new high efficiency central plant, which was included in this project, energizes and serves the bed tower, in addition to other current and future facilities of the UCSD East Campus Master Plan. The roughly 43,000 SF central plant is located offsite and across the main loop road from the new tower and is a free-standing 2-story structure housing mechanical and electrical equipment, as well as shop space and offices. A utility tunnel houses the critical hospital services that cross under the main road. At the time of substantial completion, the tower component left approximately 65,000 SF as cold shell space. The project also includes roughly 70,000 SF of renovations to the existing Thornton Hospital and consisted primarily of renovations to Imaging, Surgery, and Support Spaces located on the existing lower level. Not only is the project critical to meet the growing medical needs of the San Diego community, but it also allows doctors to work with researchers on campus to further advance and implement areas of genomics and translational medicine. The project utilized CM at Risk project delivery method with principles of IPD. UCSD calls it a High-Performance Team. The main difference is that project goals are not shared by all team members.

BWE’s team of land surveyors provided construction staking, as-builts, and 3D laser scanning of all levels of the steel frame.

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Civil EngineerBWE
Land SurveyorBWE
OwnerUC San Diego Health System
ArchitectCannon Design
General ContractorKitchell
Completion Date2016
Construction CostApprox. $1 Billion
Awards2017 | Outstanding Architectural Engineering Project
2017 | Orchid for Architecture
LEED CertificationDesigned to meet LEED Silver Certifications standards
LEED Gold Certified: Central Unit Plant