Proj Overview


To adapt to the growing campus of this Hospital in a major metropolitan city, the A/E/C team recently completed a 558,570 SF, 14-story, new patient tower to accommodate the recent and projected inpatient needs for the surrounding community. The team worked together in planning and conducting simulations and mock-ups to arrive at the best design solutions for the hospital's current needs, in addition to allowing adaptability for its future needs. The project includes administration offices, two kitchens, plant operations, loading dock, tunnel to new loading dock/future central plant, services from existing central utility plant, emergency generators, 17 elevators, two bridges, 11 operating rooms, an IMRI, PACU, Radiology, Penthouse, 4th and 12th floor mechanical rooms, and four levels of patient beds, including 96 acute beds and 28 ICU beds. The new hospital tower expands healthcare to the region and is home to highly specialized surgical services for oncology, neurosciences, and otolaryngology, while maintaining its standing as one of the leading-edge hospitals in the country.


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Project Team


Enterprise Precast Concrete (Omaha, NE)


CannonDesign (St. Louis, MO)


The Structural Alliance (Dallas, TX)


JE Dunn Construction (Kansas City, MO)


The University of Kansas Hospital (Kansas City, KS)

Precast Specialty Engineer:

Enterprise Precast Engineering (Omaha, NE)

PCI Certified Erector:

JE Dunn Construction (Kansas City, MO)

MEP Engineer:

Burns and McDonnell (Kansas City, MO)


Jacia Phillips Arch Photo KC (Olathe, KS)

Key Project Attributes

  • A notable fast-tracking accomplishment: A vertical expansion and 2nd bridge was added DURING the project as the base building was originally planned to be eight floors.  Site logistics were re-evaluated and temporary overhead protection was put in place to allow the base building to open on the originally scheduled date while the vertical expansion and new bridge were still under construction. 
  • The project came in below budget and the vertical expansion was delivered four months ahead of schedule.  

Project/Precast Scope

  • For the buildings - 33,247 square feet and 438 pieces of non-insulated precast panels (heaviest piece 22,000 pounds).
  • The precast had a vertical reveal from liner pattern and an acid etch finish. Panels stepped in a repeating pattern from 6 ¾” to 7 ½” around the building. The Pattern was 3 stories tall x 60’ which caused significant form changes in regular intervals to complete the project. 
  • This project also an extensive mock-up that was 337 square feet and 15 precast panels.