StoneSprings Hospital Opens in Dulles, Virginia

DULLES, Va. — Loudoun County’s newest hospital—StoneSprings Hospital Center—recently opened its doors. Located in Dulles, Virginia, the new facility has been designed and equipped to provide the Loudoun County area with comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, surgical and diagnostic medical care.

Dec15_MCDeNews_Projects_StoneSpringsStoneSprings comprises 124 beds, including 104 medical and surgical beds, 10 intensive care unit beds and 10 labor, delivery and postpartum recovery beds. The 234,000-square-foot facility also accommodates 15 emergency room bays (incorporating trauma), a cutting-edge cardiac catheterization lab/OR and state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging and interventional equipment. In addition, the 51-acre site encompasses a 100,000-square-foot medical office building.

Gresham, Smith & Partners was originally tasked with taking the company’s existing model for a new hospital and adapting it to fit the specific programmatic requirements for StoneSprings. The overall scope needed to be reduced, but the design team knew the layout could also be more efficient and delved into an exhaustive study of the existing facility plans to maximize efficiency, improve departmental adjacencies and enhance internal circulation. The new layout resulted in reduced square footage, better-organized departments and improved flow. The design also reinforces staff and patient well-being through intuitive wayfinding throughout the hospital.

To increase energy efficiency and combat noise from the nearby Dulles airport, the design team upgraded the windows to an ultra-thermal system, used ample brick for sound and thermal insulation and chose thicker exterior insulation finish systems. The choice of neutral colors in stone and brick was influenced by palettes of historic Colonial architecture. StoneSprings’ reduced interior layout and choices for décor resulted in substantial energy and cost savings to the client.

Brasfield & Gorrie LLC served as general contractor on the project.

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Posted December 4, 2015

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