Altru Hospital Expansion
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Altru Health System has a vision of a new era in healthcare. This vision includes prioritizing the patient and family experience, implementing cutting-edge technology, expanding clinic services, and integrating physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. The design team is helping bring this vision to life through a collaborative and innovative process.
The site is surrounded by green space, which is utilized in the hospital campus design to provide a calm and healing atmosphere. Each of the 200 patient rooms contains at least one window providing views of the outdoors. Obernel’s lighting designers emphasize the natural light to minimize the use of artificial light when necessary.
One unique feature of the mechanical design is the use of a water-side economizer. This eliminates the need for air side economizers, which reduces humidification loads and normalizes building pressure.
Renderings courtesy of JLG Architects.