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Palomar Medical Center West

Escondido, CA

Market: Health Care


CO Architects
Palomar Health




2012 Best Overall Project, ENR California
2012 Best of the Best Health Care Projects, ENR
Palomar Medical Center West

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Palomar Medical Center West
Palomar Medical Center West

The new 753,000 sq ft hospital at Palomar Medical Center West is eleven stories at its highest point. The building exterior features 250,000 sq ft of glass and metal curtain wall with fiber-reinforced concrete panels, metal panels, and glass and metal sunshades. The hospital's most prominent feature is a 60,000 sq ft vegetated roof over operating rooms and medical offices integrated with two open-air inner courtyards. SGH provided roofing and waterproofing consulting for the new facility, performed a design review for the $60 million curtain wall, and provided construction phase services for the below-grade waterproofing, above-grade waterproofing, and roofing.