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while independently valved ventilation systems allow individual patient rooms to be converted into quarantine spaces if needed. Te HVAC design saves an estimated 25% in energy usage compared to a baseline hospital energy profile per ASHRAE, according to McCarthy Project Executive Angeles Garcia. In addition to offering inspiring


views, a patient-centered design and myriad state-of-the-art features, Oak Pavilion stands out as one of the first largescale healthcare projects in the United States to have employed progressive design-build delivery. Garcia explained that the approach provides the client with a single responsible entity, while still allowing them to be an active participant throughout the design process. “It allows our clients to take


advantage of having that traditional involvement with construction, being able to make changes and provide input along the way while still having a single point of accountability in the design-build team,” Garcia said.


A Culture of Collaboration Building a unified team was a key


strategy that McCarthy embraced from the outset. From the start of precon- struction in 2015, they rallied the team around a shared goal: to deliver a world-class project that achieved the client’s goals for schedule, cost, and quality. To support this approach, key team


members co-located in a “Big Room” onsite. Approximately 90 people from McCarthy, the design and engineering team and key trade partners inhabited the space, working side by side in an environment designed to foster collab- oration and rapid problem solving. “Tere were really no secrets; if you had a problem or challenge that came up, it was a matter of turning your chair around to talk to the design partner or trade partner,” Garcia said. “Tere truly was just one common goal at the end of the day.”


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Aiding this approach, individual


achievements or “wins” were called out during team meetings, recognizing team members who had helped solve problems and meet goals that day. When issues came up “we would take a moment to learn why, and what are the lessons learned,” Garcia noted. “It all went towards building that culture.” Te emphasis on collaboration extended beyond the design-build


At A Glance:


Oak Pavilion at MarinHealth Medical Center


 Owner: MarinHealth  Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.


 Architect: Perkins Eastman


 Landscape architect: SWA Group


 Total Price Tag: $535 Million


 Building Size: 5-story, 260,000 sq. ft.


 Sustainable: Targeting LEED Gold


 Project Delivery Method: Progressive Design-Build


 Unique Approach: McCarthy’s EQUIP program utilized for equipment procurement and installation


team; the project also benefitted from a collaborative review process with the California Office of Statewide Health Planning Department (OSHPD), widely viewed as one of the most stringent jurisdictional bodies in the United States overseeing healthcare design and construction. “OSHPD was a true partner on


this project,” Garcia said. “Tey would come to the site and say how can we help you achieve what you need to do? Just having that willingness and the opportunity to discuss what was needed was invaluable. Te culture, the collaboration of the team and having the collaborative review process with OSHPD was critical and helped us achieve what was needed.” “I appreciate the openness of


the District Board and Medical Center Leadership, with the Marin Community in mind, to pursue a hospital that focused not only on patients and their families, but also staff. We spent substantial time working to soften details so that hospital operations wouldn’t drive your senses,” said Jason Haim, AIA, DBIA, LEED AP, Principal, Executive Director, and the Principal- in-Charge of MarinHealth Oak Pavilion. “Instead, we provide the ability to connect with the exterior and the beauty Marin has to offer that can


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Copyright Tim Griffith, courtesy McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.


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