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

Built on top of a major electrical room and with numerous connections to existing buildings, the expansion required special attention to a number of factors. One major challenge was designing solutions to mitigate undesired pressure relationships between the existing and the new areas.

This required a detailed understanding of how the existing campus air handling systems operated in conjunction with new control strategies to overcome. The structure and the MEP infrastructure was designed for future vertical expansion since this area was the last parcel of green space on the current campus. This meant that systems not only had to be sized for a future load, they still had to function optimally for the current six floor tower.

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