Swedish Medical Center First Hill Expansion
The Swedish First Hill Expansion project is the result of the need to accommodate current and projected volumes of higher acuity patients and consolidate technologically complex surgical procedures on the First Hill campus. To meet this need and the programs within, Perkins+Will designed two new buildings, The Northwest Tower and Block 95.
The new 17-story Northwest Tower will house inpatient functions including 84 inpatient beds, a 46-bay Emergency Department, new Interventional Services, including 28 operating rooms, 9 Cath/EP procedure rooms, and a new public concourse, cafeteria and kitchen. The Northwest Tower connects to the existing floors of the hospital for clarity of wayfinding and operational efficiency. The new building requires demolition of 250,000 square feet of existing structures and relocation of all displaced services prior to construction of the new tower.
Block 95, a separate freestanding building will house outpatient Medical Office and Diagnostic functions as well as a new Logistic and Supply Center for the entire campus, and parking for 600 cars below grade. Block 95 is also connected to the existing hospital by a tunnel, primarily for supplies and equipment, and a sky bridge for patients, providers and visitors.