Master Planning   /  UCHealth – North Region Master Plan

In 2016, Altus was engaged to conduct comprehensive Facility Master Planning services for the UCHealth North Region, specifically in the communities of Loveland and Fort Collins, Colorado. The Team used several tools during the discovery process, including questionnaires, departmental tours and a visioning session to establish a direction and guiding principles for a ten-year master plan. Additionally, the Altus-led Team conducted existing facility assessments to provide a deeper understanding of facility and infrastructure condition and to aid in prioritization of the implementation of master plan components. Altus used the assessment information in conjunction with strategic planning initiatives and growth projections to establish right-sizing metrics for key departments and rooms then to develop functional and space programs for each site. The programming effort informed departmental block and site plan options which articulate physical growth and change on each of the two campuses. The master planning exercise culminated in 2017 with the selection of a single facility master plan for each campus articulated by phasing considerations and construction cost estimates.

 

Client:
UCHealth, Poudre Valley Hospital
UCHealth, Medical Center of the Rockies

Location:

UCHealth Northern Region of Colorado

COMPLETION: Master Planning completed; assisting with board approval for implementation
SCOPE: Facility Master Planning Services, Facility Assessment, Programing, Architecture, Site/Civil, Structural & MEP Engineering, Interior Design
SIZE: Loveland: 590,000 SF Ft. Collins: 740,000 SF
CHALLENGES:
• Maximize the alignment of system & regional strategic goals across two healthcare centers of varying age and condition
• Resolve campus wayfinding and patient circulation challenges to optimize patient experience and staff efficiency
• Development of distinct facility objectives within each community while maintaining a regional plan for healthcare services

daub painted images by Chris Barnwell