A new addition and renovation of the existing critical access hospital, comprised of a two-story structure on sloping site, with patient care rooms at the ground level and administrative offices at the walk-out lower level. Included is a new onsite helipad, extension of public water, sewer and storm mains, and an underground private storm detention system.
The superstructure consists of steel frame roof and upper floor with a combination of light gauge metal stud and concrete masonry unit shear walls. Due to the sloping site, the foundation included concrete grade beams supported by helical pier anchors.
A curved facade and floor plan were incorporated into the design to encourage views of the Columbia River Gorge from patient rooms and administrative offices.
Location: White Salmon, WA
Size: 24,000 Sq. Ft.
2010 DJC TopProjects—Public Buildings: Third Place