United & Children's Hospital building

United & Children’s Hospital

Relocating of ER for efficient patient care.

Facts & Stats



United & Children’s Hospital


Market Type


Two diamonds

Square Footage

200,000 SF



St. Paul, Minnesota


Completion Date



Global Impact Stat

Over 130 staffed beds

The expansion was built over a major electrical room and connected to existing buildings, which posed several challenges. One of them was to prevent unwanted pressure differences between the old and the new areas. This required a thorough knowledge of how the existing campus air handling systems worked and how to adjust them with new control strategies. The structure and the MEP infrastructure were also planned for future vertical expansion, as this was the last available green space on the campus. This meant that the systems had to be able to handle both the current and the future load efficiently.

The project team worked closely with both hospital entities to meet their different needs, especially for the areas designed for children.

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