HGAs Owensboro Health Regional Hospital wins award

Special to The Freeman

 March 21, 2014

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MILWAUKEE HGA Architect and Engineers has won a national award in the American Council of Engineering Companies 2014 Engineering Excellence Awards competition for its work on Owensboro Health Regional Hospital in Owensboro, Ky.

Owensboro previously won the Best of State Engineering Excellence Award from ACEC Wisconsin.

We are proud that the national American Council of Engineering Companies recognized Owensboros engineering excellence, said Kurt Spiering, vice president and principal with HGA. The hospital combines planning, architecture and engineering innovations to help Owensboro achieve its mission of providing exemplary patient care.

Completed in June 2013, the 780,000-square-foot replacement hospital includes a nine-story bed tower, three-story diagnostic and treatment building, emergency department, women's center, heart center and outpatient diagnostics center on a 162-acre campus.

The structural system resolved complex challenges involving high-seismic conditions, poor soil conditions and curvilinear building massing, according to a statement. Additionally, the team utilized integrated project delivery to share risk between architect, contractor and owner and realize more than $5 million worth of savings, which were reinvested in the building, structural systems and patient amenities, the statement said.

The Engineering Excellence Awards honor exceptional achievement in engineering. HGA has offices in Milwaukee; Minneapolis and Rochester, Minn.; Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento, Calif.; and Washington D.C.