In an industry that enjoys continuous growth, VCU Health has partnered with Kjellstrom & Lee on a multitude of healthcare projects. One of our foundational projects includes the construction of Sanger Hall – an 11-story building housing academic and administrative offices and laboratory facilities for the School of Medicine, centrally scheduled classrooms and lecture halls, offices and support services.
Fifteen years later, we’ve completed more than 100,000 SF in renovation and construction. Highlights include the design/build helicopter pad on the rooftop of the Main Hospital, the build out of 7 nuclear imaging suites, medical rooms and labs, and the upfit to existing shell space to accommodate a new 1,100 SF EP lab.
Of particular significance was the construction of the new VCU Medical Center Emergency Power Plant (FEMA Center). Built into the side of a steep embankment and containing fournew 1850 KW Detroit diesel generators and a new 35,000 gallon underground fuel tank, this generator building is designed to provide continuous power throughout the entire hospital in the event of a power outage. All work was performed in an occupied facility, with minimal disruption to ongoing operations.
Architects: Davis, Carter, Scott/Baskervill/Odell Associates | Owner: VCU Health | Location: Richmond, VA