Technically Complex Clinical Facility
Darren Bryson was the Design Project Manager for the Ambulatory Care Centre at the Kelowna General Hospital. The project not only included a new Ambulatory Care Centre but also encompassed a new UBC Clinical Academic Teaching Facility and an attached 348-stall parkade.
This complex project was designed and constructed concurrently while preserving 24/7 operations, maintaining site access and circulation to the existing emergency department, and construction within constrained site areas. The planning, mockup, and construction included technically complex clinical and support areas such as operating rooms, trauma bays, radiology, and medical device reprocessing (MDR) spaces. The buildings now utilize the latest in energy-efficient and sustainable building design, which includes a high-performance building envelope, exhaust air heating boilers, stormwater management, water use reduction, and extensive use of recycled content. Through innovative fast-tracking protocols, the Design-Build team was able to deliver the ACC building 7 months ahead of schedule and the UBC Building and parkade were also completed within the scheduled time for the project.