Palomar Pomerado Medical Center ENR Awards


Engineering News Record named the Palomar Medical Center the 2012 Best of the Best Healthcare Projects, California Best Healthcare Project and Best Overall Project.

Health Care_ Palomar Medical Center _ ENR_ Engineering News Record _ McGraw-“The $956-million, 750,000-sq-ft Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, Calif. is one of the largest buildings in the U.S. to use integrated project delivery principles and one of only two U.S. hospitals with day-lit operating rooms, according to DPR Construction.

Completed ahead of schedule and within budget, the facility includes an 11-story patient tower and a two-story diagnostic and treatment wing, topped by a 1.5-acre green roof planted with native flora to mimic nearby hillsides. The 360-bed hospital was designed to use significantly less energy than a typical hospital in a similar climate, thanks to efficient mechanical equipment, lighting systems and envelope design.

Guided by patient-centric, experience-based design principles to provide a healing environment, the facility integrates gardens and courtyards with the surrounding landscape.”