Evans Army Hospital Renovation1650 Cochrane Circle
Ft. Carson, CO
Design Achievement - Evans needed to renovate and upgrade several spaces within their existing Army Hospital at Fort Carson to reflect changes in programmatic needs and a more modern, patient and staff-friendly look and feel. In addition, they needed those changes completed to LEED Silver standards and with minimal disruption to daily hospital activities. DLR Group's design further meets goals reflecting their need for flexible, multi-functional administrative and patient areas, additional conference space and audiovisual/technology upgrades, more efficient and customizable environmental controls and upgraded security to AT-FP standards. Super-graphics and a color palette reflecting the local natural environment were used for both a friendlier look and feel and in wayfinding throughout the spaces. Emphasis was also placed on designing the spaces for a more efficient work and patient flow through each department. The facility provides refreshing environments spanning several departments and a variety of spaces in a phased delivery strategy and a highly efficient design.
Scope Summary - This 47,372 SF hospital improvement was a design-build effort renovating fourth and fifth floor spaces to house the Medical Surgery Unit, Behavioral Health Unit and administrative and support space such as patient treatment, visitor areas, and restrooms. These in and out-patient modernizations involved extensive coordination and involvement with the Evans Army Community Hospital, Health Facility Planning Agency, Fort Carson and our design-build contractor throughout the design and construction process. Sustainable design strategies included using regional, recycled and rapidly renewable materials, more water and energy efficient fixtures and daylighting throughout. DLR Group provided interior and architectural design services, as well as mechanical engineering quality review services on the project.