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»K+L is building the 199,450-squarefoot Barry & Bill Battle Building for
the University of Virginia.
Institutional | KJELLSTROM + LEE INC. – UVA BARRY & BILL BATTLE BUILDING
Building the Dream
t is not often that a construction project can help bring a dream to fruition, but that is exactly the case with the new University of Virginia (UVA) Barry & Bill Battle Building project. UVA Senior Project Manager Mashal Afredi Hartman explains that the building will consolidate all of the UVA Medical Center’s outpatient pediatric care, currently spread across five different geographic areas, under one roof in Charlottesville, Va. General contractor Kjellstrom + Lee (K+L) Inc. is building the structure, which will cover 199,450 gross square feet and stand seven stories when finished. The building will feature the UVA Children’s Hospital Outpatient Clinics and the UVA Outpatient Surgery Center. According to Hartman, the facility is a longstanding dream of Barry Battle, a longtime contributor to UVA. “[She] has been a champion of the UVA Children’s Hospital for over 24 years,” Hartman says. Barry’s late husband, Bill Battle, was a strong contributor to the University of Virginia. In addition to serving on its Board of Visitors, he was the chair of its Ivy Foundation until he passed away in 2008.
K+L SAYS IT IS ‘A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY’ TO WORK ON UVA’S NEW BATTLE BUILDING. BY ALAN DORICH
For instance, the project is being co-managed by the UVA Foundation and UVA Facilities Management, and is being designed by Odell Architects in partnership with Stanley Beaman & Sears. Additionally, unlike a research facility or one with a specific use, it has two primary tenants with very different requirements, both of whom had to compromise of issues of patient and delivery access, “front door,” maintenance resources. “Those tenants are the UVA Children’s Hospital Outpatient clinics, consisting of 36 specialty clinics and 75 exam rooms, and the UVA Outpatient Surgery Center (OPSC), [which consists of] of 12 operating rooms and 36 flexible pre- and post-operating rooms,” she says. “Additionally, the OPSC has a physically and acoustically segregated pediatric area consisting of its own nurse’s station, [and] pre- and postoperating rooms, which is fairly unique among outpatient surgery centers. The building also has retail space and a stand-alone central sterile facility.” The facility also will provide more convenience in terms of patient care, Hartman says. Previously, UVA’s pediatric care was spread across multiple locations. But with the Battle Building, the UVA CH Outpatient clinics will be in one location, connected by a series of conditioned links to UVA Children’s Hospital Inpatient facilities, both accessible by foot. The primary benefit is that In-Patient and Outpatient care is connected,
A Unique Facility
Hartman says the Battle Building is one of the largest projects now underway at UVA. “[It] is also very unique because of the many unique partnerships on the project,” she adds.
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Construction Today - March 2012
JC Beal Construction – Brod - erick Tower redevelopment
Pyramid Companies – Destiny USA
EllisDon – Yorkdale Shopping Center
HBD – Dierbags
Marous Brothers Construction
Roy Anderson Corp. – Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant
Foulger-Pratt Contracting LLC – Lorton Workhouse Arts Center
Penn Builders Inc.
Turner Finch Construction – University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research
Bouygues-Bird Joint Venture – Royal Canadian Mounted Police E Division Headquarters
Camden County Improvement Authority: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Coreslab Structures (OKLA) Inc.
Hensel Phelps Construction Co. – City of San Antonio Public Safety Headquarters
Kjellstrom + Lee Inc. – UVA Barry & Bill Battle Building
Hensel Phelps – High-altitude Army Aviation Training Site
Texas A&M University – Northside Residence Hall
Milton J. Womack Inc./JE Dunn JV – Our Lady of the Lake Heart and Vascular Tower and Trauma Center Expansion
AvalonBay Communities Inc. – Avalon Park Crest
Powell Construction Services LLC
AvalonBay Communities Inc. – AVA H Street
Fortune-Johnson General Contractors
Current Builders – The Residences at Lakehouse
Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC
Black Hills Corp. – Pueblo Airport Generation Station
URS Corp./Alberici Constructors Inc. – Olmsted Dam Project
APEX Block Corp.
BMW Constructors Inc.
Construction Today - March 2012