Reinventing The "Look" of Modern Healthcare

Recognizing the importance of education and inclusivity in an ever-changing medical field, SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital took the opportunity to expand in size and their association with Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Located in Midtown, this teaching hospital will serve a diverse population spanning Missouri and Illinois. This new, 802,000 square foot facility celebrated being “Grand New” on September 1, 2020.

The Lawrence Group Architects of St. Louis, Inc., was challenged with the task of designing this impressive facility amid a part of town bustling with redevelopment. Unifying SSM Health with Saint Louis University Hospital was a unique project spanning over five years. The design intent was to create a cutting-edge facility that would provide first-rate patient care while leaving room for future expansions to the facility.

East Coast Metal Systems, Inc., utilizing the EC-200 Dry Joint Rain Screen system, fabricated over 16,600 square feet of custom panels for the facility. The Alpolic 4mm, FR core copper was supplied by Mitsubishi Chemical America, and DLSS Manufacturing LLC provided the Nebula pre-patinaed finish. Over 1,100 panels were fabricated with this custom finish, while another 200 MCM panels were custom bronze.   

Complex projects like reinventing SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital campus require valuable partnerships throughout the construction team to be successful. The relationship between East Coast Metal System and Missouri Builders Service, the installing contractor, allowed the project to be completed on time, under budget and meeting all the expectations of the project management team.

Since opening on September 1, 2020, SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital has been meeting the critical needs of the population during these trying times. Thanks to all parties involved, SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital can provide high-quality primary care, premier specialized care, and be the largest Medicaid provider in Missouri.


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