A new seven-story, 360,000 sq. ft. tower is at the heart of Salem Hospital’s downtown campus in Salem, OR. The projected $285 million expansion project opened on time and $2 million under budget.
Approximately 30,000 sq. ft. of Citadel Envelope 2000® Rain Screen (RS) metal composite material panels were utilized. The panels were finished in Seafoam Green and Sandstone. In addition, 17,000 sq. ft. of Citadel GlazeGuard® 1000 glazing infill panels were also installed.
Design for the project was provided by HKS Architects, Inc., Dallas. The new tower reflects a philosophy that hospitals should accommodate families instead of treating patients as isolated individuals. HKS architects, in devising their plans, took note of the hospital’s nearby creeks and other natural forms around Oregon. “Those elements, as well as the building mass—which is designed to feel human-scaled and welcoming—tie the structure to the existing buildings while creating a comforting, healing environment,” according to Jeff Stouffer, the project’s principal designer, as reported in the Portland Business Journal.
Fabrication and installation of the Citadel Rain Screen System was done by Salem Heating & Sheet Metal, Salem, OR. “The rain screen system is built to accommodate water versus trying to caulk against it,” said Bob Carson, Salem’s site supervisor. “And we were able to do all of the fabrication in our own shop within a mile of the job. With all of the radius work—both concave and convex—it was a very efficient way to work. I’ve done all types of projects using all types of products and the Citadel systems are the most rewarding.”
The Citadel GlazeGuard 1000 infill panels, finished in Seafoam Green and Sunstorm, were installed by Mountain Glass, Canby, OR. The general contractor on the project was Turner Construction Company, Portland. The Citadel distributor was Pacific Architectural Products, Clackamas, OR.