RIM Architects | Providence Creekside Campus

Providence Creekside Campus

Anchorage, AK
Role :
Client :
Providence Alaska Medical Center
Total SF :
260,000 GSF + 100,000 SF of TIs
Awards :
2008 Excellence in Construction Architect Award; Association of General Contractors of Alaska

This project began as a design-build competition using an RFP developed by Providence for an office building (with retail spaces inside), parking structure and a sky bridge to the main Hospital. The project was ultimately awarded to the Davis/RIM team, and this team developed a 5-story, 116,000 SF Medical Office Building (Tower T) and Hub; a 6-level, 500-space parking garage; and a 270-foot sky bridge.

Our design solution meets the following objectives: (1) minimize travel distances for customers and employees and facilitate ease of wayfinding; (2) minimize life cycle costs; (3) maximize the amount of usable area in the initial building; (4) accommodate two future wings of medical office space with minimal disruption; (5) maximize the total amount of structured parking that can be developed east of Piper street; (6) create a convenient user-friendly front door for Providence; and (7) maximize future opportunities to connect skybridge links to future development.

RIM’s design continues the Providence campus aesthetic and creates a healing environment for patients, staff and visitors. The buildings are oriented on the site to facilitate wayfinding and shorten travel distances between buildings. Walkways and therapeutic landscaping capitalize on the nearby Chester Creek Greenbelt, creating safe and comfortable areas for walking, sitting and relaxing.

Infection control methods and disruption planning were implemented throughout the design and construction planning to minimize disruption and impact. The office floorplate was deliberately designed to serve as a prototype for two future wings.

Davis/RIM was also engaged to deliver Phase 2, which involved adding a second 115,000 SF office building wing (Tower U), as well as a parking structure addition, which involved an additional 446 spaces (for a total of 946), and another 48-foot sky bridge connecting the second medical office building to the parking garage. Phase 3 involved a third medical office building, Tower S.

During the course of the project, the Owner increased the scope of the project to include a renovation of a 100,000 SF building formerly occupied by the Alaska Psychiatric Hospital into Class B administrative office space, and a new 32,000 SF building design for the “Walter J. and Ermalee Hickel” House.