St. Jude Northwest Tower

Award Winning St. Jude Northwest Tower

Taylor Design News, St. Jude

Taylor Design and the entire St. Jude Medical Center Northwest Tower project team have received numerous awards for their outstanding work.
[list] [list_item icon=”fa-trophy” color=”#ED6C34″]Winner – 2015 Excellence in Teaming, Design Build Institute of America (DBIA), National Award[/list_item] [list_item icon=”fa-trophy” color=”#ED6C34″]Winner – 2015 National Award of Excellence, Design Build Institute of America (DBIA), Healthcare Facilities category[/list_item] [list_item icon=”fa-trophy” color=”#ED6C34″]Winner – 2015 National Award of Merit, Design Build Institute of America (DBIA), Healthcare Facilities category[/list_item] [list_item icon=”fa-trophy” color=”#ED6C34″]Winner – 2015 Project of the Year, Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) Western Pacific Region[/list_item] [list_item icon=”fa-trophy” color=”#ED6C34″]Winner – 2015 Diamond Award, International Partnering Institute[/list_item] [list_item icon=”fa-trophy” color=”#ED6C34″]Winner – 2015 Healthcare Award, Bluebeam Extreme Awards[/list_item] [list_item icon=”fa-trophy” color=”#ED6C34″]Winner – 2015 Partnering Excellence Award, Associated General Contractors of America, Alliant Build America Awards[/list_item] [list_item icon=”fa-trophy” color=”#ED6C34″]Winner – 2015 Design-Build Merit Award, Associated General Contractors of America, Alliant Build America Awards[/list_item] [list_item icon=”fa-trophy” color=”#ED6C34″]Winner – 2014 Project in Progress Award, Design Build Institute of America (DBIA), 2014 Western Pacific Region[/list_item] [/list]

Together with Petra-Integrated Construction Strategies and McCarthy Building Companies, Taylor Design helped to exceed the owner’s expectations through successful application of design-build best practices as defined by the DBIA Design-Build Manual of Practice. In addition, the design-build form of delivery on the St. Jude Medical Center project included Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) “lite” terms and conditions with unique contractual incentives for the design team, contractors and subcontractors while still providing the owner with the certainty of a Guaranteed Maximum Price.

The project consists of a four-story, 200,000-square-foot hospital wing that connects to an existing tower on the first and fourth floors. The project also includes construction of a 20,000-square-foot central utility plant and a 215-car parking structure expansion. It’s replacing a seismically noncompliant tower and is being designed to meet California’s strict seismic requirements for both the structure as well as its contents.

Thanks to the collective effort of St. Jude Medical Center, Petra-ICS, McCarthy Building Companies and Taylor Design, the $228-million (construction cost) healthcare facility, which opened in November 2014, was completed five months early and more than 10 percent under the original construction budget.