ZGF planned and designed a six-story, 469,000 SF medical center that includes capacity for 220 beds, two four-story medical office buildings totaling 189,000 SF, with a connecting atrium, and a seven-story parking structure for 1,464 cars. Legacy Salmon Creek Medical is a facility with an emphasis on patients and their families—a medical center that is ultra-efficient, yet aesthetically beautiful, with a “healing” environment that is comforting and uplifting. The design intent was to create clear, definable circulation systems to orient patients, staff, and visitors beginning at the first entry to the site. Overhead glass-enclosed pedestrian bridges link the entire complex. The medical building includes two L-shaped patient towers over a two-story base. The patient towers are angled to maximize views of the adjacent natural habitat and Mount Hood. Indigenous landscaping, pervious surface treatments, natural stormwater detention design, and sensitive site lighting have all been incorporated as sustainable design features in consideration of nearby natural resources. The medical center was named one of America’s Top 10 Greenest Hospitals by the Green Guide for Healthcare.

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