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The Joseph Building on the St. Marys Campus of Mayo Clinic was built in 1920. It was originally designed to function as an eight-story bed tower, encompassing 270,000 square feet. The current utilization of the building incorporates patient care units, a surgical suite, and sleep rooms. This infrastructure project will support a major reprogramming and renovation of the patient floors over the next four years. The reprogrammed spaces will include in-patient treatment and diagnostics as well as administrative and business functions.
To accommodate this reprogramming, a plan has been developed to renovate the mechanical and electrical infrastructure with the following objectives: increase the building life expectancy, allow for higher utilization of the building, provide more efficient horizontal and vertical movement of people, improve thermal comfort, decreased maintenance and improved energy efficiency.
There are multiple interesting challenges associated with this project. The floor-by-floor renovations are being designed by a separate consulting team and the design for one of the reprogrammed floors began before the infrastructure renovation was initiated. Additionally, there is a compounding challenge in that the infrastructure project has to be divided into four budget cycles over four concurrent years concurrently with the reprogramming and renovation of additional floors.
As one can imagine, this project requires extremely close coordination among the project stakeholders as well as the design teams working on the floor-by-floor renovations. Construction documents for the infrastructure project began in early 2018 with construction completed in 2021.
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