The Renown Regional Medical Center Campus is located on a 29-acre site at the northeast corner of Mill Street and Kirman Avenue. Renown Health recently upgraded six acres of existing general office, emergency facilities and patient occupancy facilities. CFA was responsible for entitlements, topographic surveying, survey mapping, final civil engineering, final landscape architecture and construction staking. The three-year, $265 million expansion project consisted of nine major components:
· Interim Entry Project In June 2004, construction began on the Renown Regional Medical Center Campus – Interim Entry Project. This project consists of a two-story 3,865 square foot addition at the ground and first floors levels. The new construction included an entrance vestibule and lobby, stairs to the first floor, and three elevators. The sitework consisted of a reconstructed entrance from East Second Street to allow easy access for vehicular pickup and drop-off of hospital patrons. The vehicular pickup/drop-off area included a new covered canopy and accessible parking. Part of the site development included the addition of a new 10-inch waterline that extended from East Second Street to Mill Street and the installation of new electrical conduits and chilled water lines for the relocation of the Central Plant. CFA, in coordination with NV Energy, Charter Communications, SBC, Truckee Meadows Water Authority and the City of Reno, designed the removal, relocation and installation of the water, sewer and storm drain services and provided coordination for other utilities. The interim entry project was completed in December of 2004, allowing for alternative access to the Renown campus during construction of the tower project.
· East Second Street Improvements In September 2004, construction began on the reconfiguration of a portion of East Second Street from Kirman Avenue to Giroux Street. This portion of East Second Street was converted from a one-way street to a two-way street to accommodate the increased traffic entering the hospital. CFA, in coordination with NV Energy, Charter Communications, SBC, Truckee Meadows Water Authority and the City of Reno, designed the removal, relocation, and installation of the water, sewer and storm drain; designed the new traffic islands installed during the project; and assisted with planning the closure of the roadway to allow a smooth transition for the change in traffic patterns. Improvements were completed and accepted by the City of Reno in the fall of 2005.
· Parking Structure The new parking structure replaced previous surface parking. The structure is a five-story parking facility with a total parking area of 423,000 square feet. The parking structure will also allow for a two-story future expansion. Another aspect of this project was the design of an underground utilidor that will connect the utilities of the new tower with the Central Plant, each located on opposite sides of the parking structure. The utilidor will allow convenient access to the utilities servicing the tower without disrupting the use of the parking structure. CFA was responsible for the design of the water, sewer and storm drain utilities; the site grading; and landscape architecture.
· Interim South Parking The Wittenberg Juvenile Detention Facility and the Washoe County Legal Administration building were purchased by Renown Health and were demolished in the summer of 2004. A temporary ground parking area was constructed in their place to allow for overflow parking during the construction of the new parking structure. CFA was responsible for the design of the water, sewer and storm drain utilities in the area, the site grading and the landscape architecture.
· Tahoe Tower The new tower is a ten-story facility complete with patient rooms and other care facilities. CFA was responsible for the design of the water, sewer and storm drain utilities in the area, the site grading and landscape architecture.
· Mill Street/Ryland Intersection Reconfiguration As part of the addition of a new 400-bed tower, the Mill Street and Ryland intersection was reconfigured and a turning lane into the hospital was added to accommodate the anticipated additional traffic. CFA was responsible for the design of the water, sewer and storm drain utilities that will support the new parking structure; the site grading and the landscape architecture.
· Emergency Entrance/South Entrance The emergency entrance and new south entrance were designed to accommodate the future traffic loads in the area. The south entrance was widened to a boulevard-style roadway system and the emergency entrance area was reconfigured to facilitate the quick ingress/egress of the emergency response team, as well as efficient valet parking. CFA was responsible for the design of the water, sewer and storm drain utilities; the site grading and landscape architecture.
· Center for Advanced Medicine The new medical office building will be a 117,000 square foot, six-story office complex providing additional professional office space for the Renown Regional Medical Center. CFA was responsible for the design of the water, sewer and storm drain serving this project, as well as site grading and landscape architecture. The project has been shelved indefinitely due to the economic downturn.
· Fianna's Healing Garden Award-Winning Project Upon completion of Tower 1, CFA worked with the Renown Regional Medical Center Facilities Department, the Renown Foundation, a community volunteer advisory board and HDR Architecture on the first phase of the Healing Garden. The garden is located near the center of the campus adjacent to the north side of Tower 1 and is challenged with access limitations and extensive existing utilities below grade. While included in previous construction documents for the campus, the design was revised to incorporate sculpture and additional seating opportunities. The design included coordination of grading, paving and walks, lighting and planting. The Nevada Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects selected this project for a 2009 Merit Award in the category of Institutional/Corporate.