AECOM Hunt served as construction manager for the William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital. The 1,300,000-square-foot, 13-floor hospital features 464 beds, 40 emergency exam rooms and 24 operating rooms. The facility is a leading resource for learning about research, medicine, and maintaining good health and was designed with quality, safety, and efficiency in mind.
The buildings was designed and constructed with efficiency and patient care in mind. The building’s distinctive “W” shape creates shorter hallways, reducing the distance that caregivers must walk to perform everyday tasks and allowing for more time with their patients. The building’s stacked operating rooms reduce travel time of caregivers and physicians and allow more efficient supply distribution. The building is also equipped with a pneumatic tube system, which rapidly transfers specimen samples, such as blood, to the pathology lab, allowing nurses to stay at their stations attending to patients, rather than walking specimens to the lab.
The building specifications include: 464 beds, 100,000 square feet of OB/GYN spaces, a 40,000-square-foot emergency department, four endoscopy rooms, 10-cath labs, 20,000 square feet of lab space, 600,335 square feet of diagnostic and treatment space, 20,000 square feet of academic space, a 35,000-square-foot kitchen, a 50,000-square-foot material management building, and 128,000 square feet of mechanical systems space.