RMJM DESIGNS $441.7 MILLION HOSPITAL; TURNER IS CONSTRUCTION MANAGER
By John Mugford
The designers and construction manager of the future and massive University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro (UMCPP), N.J., recently held a topping off ceremony to mark the completion of construction on the steel frame for the future $441.7 million hospital.
The architectural firms on the project are St. Louis-based HOK Group Inc. and Princeton, N.J.-based RMJM, formerly RMJM Hillier, which designed the 636,000 square foot replacement hospital on a 50-acre site just outside of downtown Princeton.
The construction manager, the New York office of Turner Construction Co., raised a steel beam to the 91-foot apex of the frame. According to a news release from the architectural firms, the design is using evidence-based design principles, which links the quality of the hospital environment to patient healing and recovery rates.
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