West Kendall Baptist Hospital

Owner: Baptist Health of South Florida

Location: Miami, Florida

Size: 288,000 sq ft

Cost: $121,000,000

Completion Date: April 2011

Architect: MGE Architects

Description: West Kendall Baptist Hospital is a teaching hospital with surgical, emergency, maternity and diagnostic units. The hospital represents the first completely new, non-replacement hospital built in Miami in more than 35 years. West Kendall Baptist Hospital was built to withstand a Category 5 hurricane with winds of 180 mph. The building is self-sustainable for a minimum of five days following a severe weather event. The West Kendall Baptist Hospital campus will house a freestanding, four-story, 63,000 square-foot building for physician offices with an outpatient diagnostic and imaging center on the first floor. This building will be adjacent to the hospital.

West Kendall Baptist Hospital is certified LEED NC v2.2 Gold Certified.

Key Sustainable Construction Practices on this Project:

 Restoration of a brownfield site.

 Minimization of building footprint to increase outdoor green space.

 Selection of white roof to minimize heat-island effect.

 Conservation of water through low-flow fixtures and water efficient landscaping.

 Protection of human health through implementation of a management plan and selection of only materials with low levels of irritating compounds.

 Development of a stormwater pollution prevention plan.

 Location and usage of products within the project region; totaling 37% regional materials.

 Reuse or diversion of waste generated during construction; totaling 78% waste diversion.

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