Centura Avista Hospital

Hospital expansion focuses on patient connection with environment

The influence of the natural environment on a patient’s healing and overall patient comfort and care were the stated goals of Centura Avista Hospital when they looked to Davis Partnership’s healthcare facility architects for an expansion that would almost double the size of their facility. Since the 100,000 square-foot acute care hospital was located on a ridge overlooking the city of Louisville and the Boulder Flatirons, it was an obvious choice to turn new private patient rooms outward, which offered spectacular views from every bed and met stated goals. Highlighting the hospital's prominence on the ridge is a fifty-five-foot-tall glass atrium that serves as a focal point. Three wings extend from this point: a medical office building, an ambulatory care wing, and a patient care wing that includes a state-of-the-art birthing center. The expansion improved wayfinding for visitors with a new alignment to the campus entry, and separated entrance routes for emergency vehicles from the entrance for passenger vehicles. Parking facilities were placed in more convenient locations and distributed around the site for visual impact and to minimize walking distances. [Read More]

Project Scope

  • Healthcare
  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Planning

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