Albany Medical Center Patient Care Pavilion
Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis provided structural engineering services for the design of this $360 million expansion to Albany Medical Center. The facility is 325,000 gross square feet consisting of 12 different floor levels. The expansion included 20 new operating suites, an ICU unit, a CT suite, a pre-admission testing room, two landscaped roof gardens in courtyard areas, a pedestrian bridge to the parking garage, inpatient rooms, and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
The structure is comprised of brick and stone veneer with punched windows. The foundation consists of 3-foot-thick concrete mat at the subbasement level. Micropiles were used to support building columns adjacent to the existing building. Excavations were made up to 28 feet deep. Structural steel framing supports composite concrete floor slabs on metal deck. The structural design allows for the future vertical expansion of the building to 11 stories high throughout the entire footprint of the building.
The project received a LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council.