Helen DeVos Children's Hospital

Grand Rapids, MI

14-story healthcare facility

A state-of-the-art hospital dedicated to pediatric care

Project Overview

The Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is a state-of-the-art, 14-story health care facility dedicated to pediatric care. The project was completed on behalf of Spectrum Health, the area’s leading health care provider.

The facility includes neo-natal and pediatric intensive care units, patient rooms, an emergency room, a radiology department and surgery/procedure rooms. The construction of the facility involved the extensive use of Building Information Modeling also known as BIM. BIM combined the use of cutting-edge technology with the collaborative efforts of the owner, design and construction teams in developing a 3-D model of the building. BIM was also used extensively to construct the Michigan Street pedestrian bridge, which links the Children’s Hospital to the main
parking ramp across the street.

The $160 million facility was designed to maximize efficiency and convenience for users, present a fun and appealing design for the young patients, and minimize environmental impact. It is LEED Certified Gold, and has received numerous awards and accolades including the “Best of the Best” Awards from Engineering News-Record.