Challenge Design-Build Project Delivery Addressed
The design-build delivery method was selected in order to fully integrate all sectors of the team into one entity that would be focused on patient safety through design and construction. Working in an environment where patients may seek to harm themselves, brings a sobering challenge to a construction project.
The Sharp Mesa Vista Expansion and Modernization Project occurred in a fully occupied and operational acute psychiatric hospital. With over 5,000 inpatient discharges a year, the 1960s era facility is San Diego County’s largest privately-operated psychiatric hospital. Over six construction phases, three buildings were renovated to provide the facility’s diverse patient groups and treatments programs with a modern, safe and healing-oriented space that will serve the local community for several generations.
Client/Owner: Sharp Healthcare
Design-Builder: Swinerton Builders
General Contractor: Swinerton Builders
Architect: Cuningham Group Architects
Engineers: TTG Engineers, McParlane & Associates
Specialty Contractors: Berg Electric, Cal Comfort Systems USA
Other Team Members: Swinerton Concrete, Swinerton Drywall
Duration of Construction: 44 months
Project Cost: $12,196,135