YRMC has invested in a variety of amenities aimed at improving the patient experience and employee morale including buildout of a 1,590-square-foot Starbucks coffee shop.

Design required collaboration with Starbucks Corporate Design and Development teams to ensure the unique needs of the hospital were met while preserving Starbucks brand standards.

Key Features

  • Unique design considerations for location within the main hospital lobby with angled walls and repurposing of an existing feature skylight.

The YRMC Heart Center offers patients the latest advancements in cardiovascular care. The innovative hybrid operating room now combines traditional diagnostic functions of a heart catheterization (Cath) lab with the surgical functions of an operating room to enable surgeons to perform minimally invasive and open surgical procedures in the same room.

Renovation of the existing 9,909 square foot space to accommodate the hybrid OR and Cath lab suite of 2,674 SF required complex and technical design support for success and included state-of-the-art imaging technology, control room, nurse station, locker rooms. We also expanded the patient prep and recovery unit to 7,235 SF which was increased from 14 bays to 29 bays. The team utilized a complete 3D room model and renderings to ensure the space would meet the users’ unique needs.

Key Features

  • Precise coordination of ceiling-mounted Cath lab and operating room equipment to ensure smooth operation
  • Rigorous analysis of the structure to ensure deflection of the structure did not exceed vendor requirements even with the addition of a healing garden above the hybrid OR and Cath lab suite
  • The waterproofing membrane on the deck in between the healing garden and the hybrid OR and Cath lab suite consists of an electrical potential difference, which allows the team to locate leaks on a grid to expectant corrective actions so as not to disrupt the critical equipment below via an EFVM test

Buildout of 78,000 square foot space for 118 med surg unit beds. The initial 26,000 square foot project required an expedited schedule with the 4th floor designed, constructed, and licensed in only 6.5 months. The project required seamless interaction with the owner team, extensive negotiation, and support of the AHJs oversight and approval, and continuous contractor support.

The success of this project led to ARCHSOL being awarded two additional 26 bed tenant improvement projects on the adjacent 3rd and 5th floors.

Key Features

  • 4th floor expedited from conception to heads-on-beds with state approval in 6.5 months
  • Working with our contractor partner, the project was delivered on budget and on time

The YRMC Employee Garage site development was designed to accommodate ingress/egress, deliveries and pick-ups, and pedestrian circulation around adjacent buildings.

The 3-level, 479 parking space structure was pre-cast on spread footings with retaining walls provided as needed. Design elements integrate into existing campus features and blend the numerous architectural styles found on campus.

Key Features

  • Master planned for horizontal expansion – designed to be expandable to 655 parking spaces
  • Additional security achieved using lighting, cameras, and an employee badge entry system
  • Consideration for unique soil conditions and the seismic Zone D criteria.

The new 12,467 square foot central data center was designed as the central hub for all Yuma Regional Medical Center data and communications systems. This facility serves as the primary line of defense for Yuma Regional Medical Center’s compliance with all federal and state requirements for protection, security, and privacy of electronic medical records (EMR).

A 9,400 square foot area of the data support services was repurposed to accommodate software design and training demands. Design included training rooms for EMR staff and supplemental space for the team engaged in building software to support the program prior to construction.

Consideration of security and information protection was critical. Plans minimized unnecessary traffic in and out of the center to help ensure only individuals with appropriate approval would have access.

Key features

  • Cleanroom environment design, modern, bright, and highly advanced
  • Uptime Tier III critical facility — redundant cooling, ventilation, and power systems
  • Included upgrades to existing Central Plant and other improvements

This project began with the intention of licensing the space as an Office Building Lab (OBL) and designing the facility to also meet guidelines for Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC) to ensure future flexibility, however, the client opted to pursue ASC licensure through ADHS prior to project completion. As such, there were numerous considerations involved in the transition of this space from a medical office building (MOB) to an ASC facility.

The original building was an “off-the shelf” MOB designed and constructed in the 1990s and partially occupied through construction. Special ASC considerations included creating separate waiting rooms and reception areas, 1-HR rated separation between ASC and OBL spaces, re-routed storm drainage to accommodate new mechanical and generator yards, redistribution of power, and redesign of exhaust system.

Key Features

  • Application of and expansive knowledge of ASC code and regulatory requirements ensured owner was equipped to make the right decisions early on
  • Unique design considerations for combination office/lab space in one facility

The Mayo Clinic Building in Scottsdale provides several non-clinical services to their visitors, including their on-campus dining options. The Visitor and Staff Café includes one prep kitchen which serves two separate service lines – one for Visitors and one for Staff – and their individual dining rooms.

This project required interior upgrades to both serving areas while maintaining a cohesive design with the recently renovated dining rooms. This was achieved by introducing new artwork concepts which inspired the selection of a brighter color and material palette to complement both new and existing spaces.

Updates to the approximately 2,200-square-foot area included new flooring and wall finishes, adjustment to millwork and countertops to accommodate new equipment, as well as installation of LED light fixtures throughout.

Mayo Clinic Hospital strives to continuously improve quality, grow market share, and create better work environments for employees. With these goals in mind, the hospital sought to create a space that offered multiple amenities in a single location to reduce walking time and increase staff interaction. This design was able to meet the needs of staff and present unique selling points for stakeholder investment in the new space.

Improvements included renovations to the existing 1,934-square-foot workspace and expansion to a new shell space. The space included 13 new physician offices, a break area, seating area, and 2 toilet rooms.

The St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center Neuro Rehab Unit (NRU) is located on the campus’s 240 bridge and second floor level. Complete renovation of existing 2,154-square-foot interior pedestrian bridge, NRU spinal cord gym, and exterior patio included new architectural finishes, LED lighting, and mechanical diffusers.

Key features

  • Structural engineering required to make existing patio level and flush with interior spinal cord gym floor to ensure patient safety and minimize fall risk
  • Redistribution of HVAC, exhaust, lighting, plumbing, electrical power, data, and communication systems

This project included equipment replacement of multiple linear accelerators for Mayo Clinic. Renovation of the existing Truebeam linear accelerators required rework for control rooms, workroom, and equipment rooms.

Key features

  • Careful coordination of vendors
  • Complex infrastructure requirements
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