The 17-acre master plan for Boulder Community Hospital resulted from the limited expansion options available on their existing landlocked campus. The greenfield site selected was planned for a multi-phase, ten-year development window that accounted for the hospital’s inpatient and outpatient growth strategies. Among the challenges was maximizing buildable area while working within tough city planning requirements. The signature of the design was a geometric split along the campus diagonal that created distinct inpatient and outpatient zones, while maintaining a functionally-integrated campus. Oz Architecture was the Associate Architect for this project.
Phase I - Boulder Community Foothills Hospital
Recognized as the country’s first LEED Certified healthcare project in 2003, the award-winning hospital represented a new benchmark in sustainable design and patient care. A three-story women’s and children’s hospital was designed with welcoming textures, colors, and a connection to nature. Program elements included an Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, Surgery, Radiology, Laboratory, Maternity and Pediatric care, and NICU. Oz Architecture was the Associate Architect for this project.
Phase II - Anderson Medical Center and Hospital Expansion
This second phase for BCFH's greenfield campus adds 112,000 s.f. in the form of two new inpatient wings to the existing 165,000 s.f. hospital, as well a new 45,000 s.f. medical office building to supplement the existing 99,000 s.f. medical office building.
The additions will allow the hospital to increase to 130 beds, as well as expanding emergency, imaging, surgery, support services, and the addition of a cath lab. The medical office building adds physician suites, a surgery center, and a cardiopulmonary suite. The key goals of the project are to design to LEED Silver, architecturally tie the campus together, and ensure continuous smooth operation of the existing facility while undergoing the expansion.
Boulder Community Hospital – Foothills Campus | Boulder, Colorado