Highland Hospital Acute Tower Replacement

Providing Healthcare Services to the People of Alameda County
The team has been collaborative, innovative, and effective in leading all of the stakeholders through challenging decisions ... the Clark team has to date met or exceeded County goals, and the working relationship remains collaborative and productive.
Aki K. Nakao, Director, GSA
Location: 
Oakland, California
Client: 
County of Alameda, General Services Agency
Architect: 
Contract Value: 
$439,600,000
Size: 
592,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 
2017
Certification: 
LEED Gold (targeted)

Clark, in partnership with SmithGroup, is providing design-build services for the construction of the Highland Hospital Acute Care Tower Replacement project. The 592,000 square-foot facility is being constructed in three phases and represents one of the largest healthcare projects undertaken by Alameda County.

Completed in 2013, the Highland Care Pavillion was the project's first phase and features an 80,000 square-foot outpatient and specialty care center. The three-story facility was built over a 172-space parking structure and includes connectors to the new hospital. The Highland Care Pavillion aims to offer an improved experience and increased accessibility to patients and visitors. Artwork displayed throughout was created by 13 Alameda County artists to help create a positive, supportive, and healing environment for the patients.

Clark is currently constructing Phase Two—the Acute Care Tower, a nine-story, 169-bed acute care tower. It is being built above a below-grade central utility plant, and will feature intensive care, medical/surgical beds, labor, delivery, neonatal intensive care, and miscellaneous diagnostic, treatment, and support functions.

The final phase of this project will include the demolition of the existing inpatient tower and construction of an interior courtyard, as well as a new hospital entrance. These new facilities will unify the campus both functionally and architecturally.

Sustainability

The Highland Hospital project is designed to earn a minimum of LEED Silver certification. The project's sustainable components include innovative thermal storage that lowers energy costs by operating chillers at night to cool and store water. Exterior green screens provide transitions and wayfinding for patients and visitors, while cooling and shading the interiors. The project team paid particular attention to life-cycle costs while selecting building materials.