McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., completed construction of the 13,500-sf addition to the emergency department and trauma center at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego.
Scripps Health officials recently dedicated the expanded facility, renaming it the “Conrad Prebys Emergency & Trauma Center” in honor of its largest donor.
Representing the second phase of a four-phased, $41.3 million expansion and remodeling project, the new addition doubles the size of the existing emergency department and trauma center to encompass a combined 27,000 square feet of space.
Phase one of the project, which McCarthy began in summer 2010, involved the relocation of utilities on Fifth Avenue to an area outside of the new building footprint. A portion of Fifth Avenue was realigned to increase the site area and allow for a patient drop-off parking area. Phase one also involved construction of a temporary lobby.
The phase two, 13,500-square-foot addition was performed by McCarthy on a compact, 18,500-square-foot site on the east side of Fifth Avenue, immediately adjacent to Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego’s existing emergency department. Construction of the single-level structure utilizes drilled-pier foundation systems, with structural-steel building superstructure and plaster-on-metal stud-framed exteriors.
Once the emergency department and trauma division have moved their operations to the newly built space, McCarthy will begin phase three, which entails complete tenant improvement remodeling of the existing 13,500-square-foot emergency care facility. The fourth phase will involve construction of a parking area across the street from the expanded facility.
National design firm HDR is the architect. Project team consultants include Degenkolb as structural engineer, Latitude 33 as civil engineer, Syska Hennessy as electrical and mechanical engineer, and MW Peltz Associates as landscape architect. BD+C