Location Nellis AFB, Nevada
Square Footage 170,550 SF
This complex project encompasses the design, construction and outfitting of more than 170,550 sf of space, within 26 departments, occupying four different floors, while the hospital remained fully functional throughout the construction process. United Excel Design and Pulse Design Group collaborated on the design for this project, which increased space efficiencies, developed functional space adjacencies between clinics, modernized infrastructure systems, consolidated patient services, updated interior finishes, increased the sustainability of the building and corrected way-finding.
Our team’s thoughtful approach to phasing the surgery suite, which occupies the majority of the second floor, was critical to the success of the project and allowed the complete renovation of the suite without any functional outages. As part of the new infusion area, a healing garden was designed to provide a view of the natural environment for infusion patients, which, supported by evidence-based design principles, improves the quality of patient care. The interior design approach also played an important role to the success of this project. A new masterplan of finishes for the entire facility was developed, which included wayfinding and signage, in order to create a clear design aesthetic for the hospital. Sustainable design concepts were incorporated early in the design process, with specific attention to water efficiency and material selection, allowing the project to achieve LEED Silver Certification.