MaineGeneral Medical Center Alfond Center for Health
With the goal of re-shaping and improving healthcare delivery, SMRT led a collaborative design team for this 192-bed regional replacement hospital.
This 640,000 square-foot inpatient facility was designed and built using integrated project delivery (IPD), a first for hospitals in the Northeast. By utilizing this innovative approach, the team delivered the project $20 million under budget and 10 months ahead of schedule.
Focused around the picturesque landscape and stream at site center, the facilities incorporate the evidence-based concept of “healing enhanced by nature” with LEED and LEAN principles, creatively using light, and integrating the buildings with the out-of-doors. Extensive healing gardens and outdoor spaces allow patients, staff, and visitors to enjoy views to, and immersion in, these beneficial landscapes. Innovative capture and reuse of roof water enabled the creation of the recirculating pond and waterfall at the center of the gardens, recalling the native stream beyond as a landscape focus.
The IPD model extended to the site permitting process, too, as city, state, and federal regulators were collaboratively involved throughout the project, adding value and efficiency through clear communications and information sharing.