Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Announces Project Teams for Replacement Hospital and Support Building

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has announced the team of architects and consulting partners for its new campus and replacement hospital at North Druid Hills and I-85. Children’s has also engaged industry-leading consultants for its support office building, planned at the northern side of the campus along the I-85 frontage road.
“This team blends the local, national and international expertise necessary to create the facilities our patients need in a highly efficient and effective manner,” said Children’s Vice President of Planning, Design and Construction Chris Chelette. “Our consulting partners have embraced our goal of creating a transformative environment for pediatric healthcare.”
The master plan for the new campus includes a replacement hospital and an adjacent medical office building, the Center for Advanced Pediatrics (scheduled to open this summer), support buildings and more than 20 acres of greenspace. The campus will allow Children’s to meet anticipated Georgia pediatric population growth and better serve existing patient families within a healing, natural landscape.  
For the replacement hospital, Center for Advanced Pediatrics, as well as the entire campus master plan, Children’s selected HKS, Inc. as lead architect. HKS, ranked among the nation’s top healthcare architecture firms by Modern Healthcare and Building Design & Construction Magazine, understands and embraces holistic healthcare.
“This project is a catalyst and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform the way pediatric healthcare will be delivered for generations to come,” said John Bienko, project lead at HKS.
Atlanta-based HGOR is working on landscape design and assisting on the master plan. Other partners on the hospital and overall master plan include Walter P. Moore & Associates as structural engineering consultant; WSP as mechanical, electrical and plumbing design consultant; Kimley-Horn for off-site traffic and infrastructure engineering; Lowe Engineers for on-site civil engineering; Covalus for medical equipment planning; EDI, Ltd. for information systems and technology; and Synergent for supply chain and materials management flow planning
Brasfield & Gorrie is currently serving as construction manager of the Center for Advanced Pediatrics project in progress. In addition, they will also serve as the construction manager for the replacement hospital.

“We are honored to serve as the contractor for the future of pediatric care in Georgia,” said Dan Spinetto, healthcare regional operations manager for Brasfield & Gorrie.
For the support office building, Children’s engaged Atlanta’s tvsdesign as lead architect for the building core and shell.
“Our role and that of the other partners on the support building is relatively simple: to create an environment that maximizes the support Children’s great employees are able to provide for patients and their families,” said tvsdesign principal David Brown. “We are honored to work with Children’s on this building.”
Locally-based Hendrick, Inc. is the interior architect for the support building, with Kimley-Horn handling environmental and traffic engineering, and HGOR landscape design. DaVinci-Winstead Group is the overall project manager for the support building, the medical office building that adjoins the new hospital, and all campus parking decks.
J.E. Dunn will serve as the construction manager for the support building. They will also have a key role on the master plan development, where they will serve as the construction manager of the medical office building adjoining to the new hospital, central utility plant, parking decks, and site improvements for the new campus.

Because existing single-story office buildings for support staff cover a portion of the land that Children’s needs to clear before construction of the replacement hospital can begin, the support building and replacement hospital are being constructed as separate projects.
The support staff will move into their new home on the North Druid Hills campus before construction begins on the replacement hospital. Groundbreaking for the support building is expected this spring, with completion scheduled in the first quarter of 2020. This timing ensures that construction on the replacement hospital will be complete by 2025, which allows Children’s to meet growing bed demand for specialized pediatric care in Georgia efficiently. When the replacement hospital is complete, Egleston hospital will no longer serve as an inpatient facility.
In addition to the consulting partners, Children’s has engaged Galloway Law Group for land use and entitlement support, Morris, Manning, and Martin, LLP as outside legal counsel, and Cushman & Wakefield for brokerage services.