Spectrum Health Ambulatory

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Photo credit: Renderings by Perkins + Will

Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Architect: Perkins + Will

Contractor: Christman

Square Footage: 240,000

Spectrum Health (Beaumont-Spectrum Health, Corewell Health) broke ground in July 2022 on its newest Grand Rapids medical facility. The new Ambulatory Care Center is located in the heart of Michigan Avenue’s Medical Mile in downtown Grand Rapids, across from Butterworth Hospital. The new 240,000 square-feet, 12-story building will house several outpatient services, including heart and vascular and neurosciences clinics, and West Michigan’s only heart and lung transplant center and residency clinics. It is expected to open mid- to late-2024.

The 170-feet tall steel-framed structure contains over 2,000-tons of structural steel and 4,000 cubic-yards of concrete. The floor system is comprised of a composite floor slab-and-beam system. Reinforced-concrete walls at the stair and elevator cores provide lateral stability. Shearwalls vary in thickness from 12-inches to 16-inches at the base, and are founded on mat-style foundations up to 6-feet thick.

The structure also includes: A913 high-strength steel columns, the first known use in West Michigan, resulting in a 20% savings in column steel; a 5-story high pedestrian bridge/connector supported by two full-structure-height clear-span trusses; over 400 floor beam web openings for mechanical ductwork routing; and, a rooftop mechanical penthouse and 19-feet tall screenwalls to conceal rooftop equipment.