Banner Thunderbird Medical Center

  • Client

    • Banner Health
  • Project Type

  • Opened/Completed

    • 2002
  • Area

    • 142,700 ft²
  • Cost

    • $49,500,000

Design Achievement – Patient satisfaction improved by 50 percent and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center was ranked as a Top 100 Hospital in the nation following a first phase of expansion. An efficient, family-focused design accommodates future growth, expands the offering of core services, and positions the hospital as the major medical center for the community of Glendale, Arizona. With the four-story patient bed-tower addition, Thunderbird Medical Center is one of the largest facilities in metropolitan Phoenix. The program introduces a new paradigm in the neo-natal intensive care unit design of the Women’s and Infants’ Center. The design also added an angiography suite, CT/PET, RF and Chest X-ray, and X-ray, and ultrasound spaces in the initial phase of expansion. The design solution was the first phase of a comprehensive master plan that includes 15 additional projects at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center.

Scope Summary – The initial expansion at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center encompassed a new 120,000 SF four-story bed tower, 23,000 SF of renovation, and a new 184,000 SF parking structure. In implementing the comprehensive master plan, the scope of work included a 13,000 SF medical/surgical and pediatric suite; a 32,000 SF lab relocation and expansion; a redesigned and re-engineered emergency department with adjacent pediatric and adult departments; cath lab; CCU/recovery; NICU, and central plant expansion. DLR Group|Westlake Reed Leskosky provided master planning, architecture, mechanical and electrical engineering, and interior design.

DLR Group acquired Westlake Reed Leskosky in September 2016. Today, the combined Healthcare expertise and design resources of Westlake Reed Leskosky and DLR Group serve clients as a collaborative Healthcare Studio committed to elevating the human experience through design.

Banner Thunderbird Medical Center

Banner Health