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Tour of Acute Care Tower: Highland Hospital in Oakland

Friday, February 26, 2016
Location: Alameda Health System, 1411 E 31st St. Oakland
$5 for AIA Members/$10 for Non-members
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We are happy to partner with AIA San Francisco for this local event, a tour of the recently completed Acute Care Tower (ACT), a significant component of the multi-phase Highland Hospital Acute Tower Replacement (ATR) project being undertaken by The County of Alameda for the Alameda Health System. This tour will be hosted by SmithGroup JJR.

AHS Highland Hospital is Alameda County’s Acute Care Tower, serving 90,000 patients a year. Design/Build work began in December 2009 of the Acute Care Tower. The building is a nine-story, 315,000 SF, 169 bed tower with a below grade central utility plant. The project was permitted in 5 increments by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) and is on track to achieve LEED Gold certification. The new tower will provide medical and surgical services, a family birthing center, Diagnostic and Interventional Services (DISC), an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and physical, occupational, and speech therapy, as well as support Alameda County’s Public Arts Program. The Design/Build team is Clark Design/Build of California and SmithGroupJJR with associate architects, Ratcliff and Shah Kawasaki Associates.

Refer to Map here for Tour Start location.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Integrated Design/Build Project Delivery Method
  2. Complexity of Aligning New and Existing Facilities for Campus Way Finding
  3. Nursing Units for a County-run Hospital with Mostly Private Rooms
  4. Organization of Imaging Rooms for Efficient Technical Support

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