Kitchell has been engaged to improve shell space it built three years ago at Phoenix Children’s Hospital as part of the $356 million tower project. The $10 million build-out comprises design and construction of a 45,000-square-foot, 48-bed medical/surgical unit in existing shell space on the ninth floor of the main tower at 1919 E. Thomas Road. HKS, the architect for the tower, also designed the new unit. Increased capacity addresses the pediatric population boom currently underway in Arizona.

Kitchell’s past experience with the campus, knowledge of the scope of work and relationships with hospital staff members are assets to the construction project. For example, using the Building Information Model (virtual model) Kitchell initially created for the tower will expedite the submittal phase and facilitate lean construction processes. The team subscribes to an integrated project delivery philosophy, working together seamlessly with the hospital and HKS.

Kitchell’s work at Phoenix Children’s Hospital resulted in industry accolades, including the Golden Trowel Award for concrete, Engineering News-Record Specialty Award for Steel, American Concrete Institute Award and the Modern Healthcare Design Award, among others.