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Children's Hospital Construction
Architecture Firm

This US children's hospital, a $286 million state-of-the-art facility, opened in January 2011. The 14-floor, 440,000-square-foot, 206-bed hospital is nearly four times the size of its predecessor and has dramatically changed the skyline in a city area heavily populated by medical buildings.

The hospital's many special features include:

  • A pedestrian bridge linking the hospital to a 50,000 square foot ambulatory care center
  • Laboratory services dedicated to outpatient care
  • A teaching hospital with more than 150 pediatric physicians practicing more than 50 pediatric specialties and serving more than 1 million children each year

The project received nine local, regional, and national awards related to the building, including recognition from the International Interior Design Association and Engineering News Record. The facility is LEED certified.

Schedule and budget pressures were straining the relationships among the project participants. The project needed an independent perspective to sort through the various issues and keep the project from veering off track.

Helmes&Co was retained by the architect to provide turnaround advisory services during the design and construction of the project.

Our services included:

  • Conducting an independent assessment of outstanding payments and performance issues associated with the hospital design and construction phase services
  • Advising on management and performance improvements
  • Assisting in negotiating new contract agreements for the key design team members

Through Helmes&Co's involvement, the parties negotiated revised agreements to further clarify the roles and responsibilities. The project performance was only minimally impacted, and the project was thereby completed without major disputes or claims.

Note: To ensure client confidentiality is maintained, certain project details have been sanitized.