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North Tower Renovation, McLaren Port Huron Hospital
Port Huron, MI
Consistent results.
Accelerated renovations to a 1960's cardio suite and patient floors.
Modernizing without interruption to care
The latest step in a long series of campus expansions and renovations in recent years, the renovation of McLaren Port Huron’s North Tower affects more than 90,000 square feet of existing space, including 165 patient rooms. This facility required modern updates to two patient room floors, cardiovascular examination and testing suite, and quality control and nursing education suite.

The complete tower renovation project was made possible after the campus’ recent south tower addition created additional space for the relocation of key operational spaces on site. In the renovation undertaking, many semi-private patient rooms were converted to private rooms, allowing for more complex care and increasing patient privacy. The result is a highly modernized healthcare space that has been well-received since its opening this year.

The renovation of this northern tower followed the design aesthetics established by the south tower, helping create a better-connected campus aesthetic. This was not limited to the interior of the building; dated precast concrete window surrounds were replaced with larger windows matching the south tower, providing additional light to those indoors while exhibiting a more modern facade to patients and visitors approaching from the main entrance drive.
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HED addressed the complicated project components, such as the addition of new bathrooms, low floor-to-floor heights, and existing structural limitations, by performing extensive field investigation and careful coordination using 3D modeling of the new systems and existing structure.
Built under a LEAN Construction model, the workshop approach required far less overall time but a more intense effort at the beginning of the project.
For the renovation of 5th and 6th floors, the semi-private patient rooms became private patient rooms. The finishes and materials along with the design of patient rooms followed the established standards used in the new south bed tower.
HED formed three design teams plus an infrastructure team to design and engineer the project. Each team worked in parallel to develop programming / design and infrastructure analysis for the first budget package delivered to the construction manager just 60 days after contract award.
What I'm excited about is we're going to have a new hospital. We'll have all new piping and wiring in the old tower and an upgrade to modern technology. While it will have the same brick and mortar exterior, everything else will be new. Our employees and doctors are so excited about it.”
Jennifer Montgomery
Prior President and CEO
McLaren Port Huron
Project Data
North Tower Renovation 2017-03354-000
McLaren Port Huron Hospital
Port Huron, Michigan
PROJECT SCOPE
Renovation
HED ROLE
Architecture (Full Service), Structural Engineering, Mechanical/ Plumbing Engineering, Electrical Engineering
RSF/GSF
91,000
CONSTRUCTION COST
WND
SUSTAINABILITY LEVEL
LEED Certified Equivalent
Project Team
  • David Jaeger
    AIA, LEED AP, EDAC
    Principal
    Sector Leader
  • Ronald Siehda
    PE, LEED AP
    Principal
    Project Management
  • Bradley Pepperell
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Associate
    Architecture
  • Michael Iwanski
    Electrical Design
  • Matthew Bednarczyk
    RA
    Architecture
  • Carl Williams
    Associate
    Mechanical Design
  • Jason Waddell
    Mechanical Design
  • Lindsey Burghgraef
    NCIDQ, LEED AP
    Associate
    Interior Design
  • Andrea Paupert
    Mechanical Design
  • Maxine Foley-Hartman
    Mechanical Design
  • Kirk Pesta
    PE, LEED AP
    Principal
    Mechanical Engineering Leader
  • Peter Sawirus
    Electrical Design
  • Matthew McClellan
    RA
    Architecture
  • Lauren Roller
    PE
    Associate
    Structural Engineering
  • Max Drenth
    Structural Design
  • Dale Hurttgam
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Associate
    Architecture
  • Chuck Wyder
    SE, PE, RA, NCARB
    Associate
    Structural Engineering
  • Mohamad Chamseddine
    Mechanical Engineering
Accelerated renovations to a 1960's cardio suite and patient floors.
North Tower Renovation, McLaren Port Huron Hospital
Port Huron, MI
PROJECT DATA
PROJECT TEAM
Consistent results.