Methodist Richardson Medical Center – Bush/Renner Hospital

The Methodist Richardson Medical Center Bush/Renner Hospital includes a 266,250 SF acute-care hospital to complement the existing physician office building, emergency room and cancer center. The 4-story hospital initially opened with 125 beds, with shell space for 50 more. The hospital features a Women’s Pavilion, a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, as well as labor, delivery and recovery services. The hospital also offers advanced cardiac care, including catheterization procedures and electrophysiology as well as surgical services. A radiology department utilizes the latest in imaging technology to better diagnose and treat medical conditions.  The project received the 2014 Topping Out Community Impact Award.

Forest Park Medical Center Hospital

Forest Park Medical Center San Antonio is a specialty surgical hospital and medical office building at the heart of a master planned, mixed-use campus. The facilities have a hospitality-oriented focus to patient care and amenity offerings. A full-service acute care hospital, the 154,000 square foot Forest Park Medical Center features 54 beds (including 16 VIP patient suites), 12 operating rooms, and two procedure rooms. The hospital includes state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging suites, laboratories, a pharmacy and a spacious cafeteria. Inspired by four and five-star resorts, the medical center incorporates an upscale ambiance throughout, which extends to the large dining facility offering chef-prepared foods, a coffee bar, and peaceful outdoor spaces, including self-sustaining green roof systems. Medical support technology, including patient monitoring devices and intravenous connection systems, are integrated into an attractive upholstered headboard and hidden when not in use. For additional privacy, VIP suites feature a separate room for family and guests equipped with a kitchenette, entertainment options and a sleeping area. Immediately adjacent to the hospital is a four story, 84,000 square foot medical office building and a four level, 470 car parking garage.

Red Ventures Corporate Headquarters Campus

Choate Construction’s multiple projects for powerhouse tech company Red Ventures, including their corporate headquarters campus, are just as impressive and innovative as the rapidly-expanding company within its walls.

The building exterior combines architectural tilt-wall panels, curtainwall glass and architectural metal panels. Office areas incorporate an open floor plan and staircases to promote employee interaction and movement between floors. The core contains the main lobby, grand staircase, glass elevator, and executive office and conference areas.

Reflective of the innovate and personable spirit of the company, the facility features a full-size basketball court designed to replicate a NBA court, with a four-sided scoreboard suspended from the ceiling. Other fitness amenities include a second-floor jogging track that overlooks the court, aerobics and workout areas, and complete locker room facilities. The campus offers a full-service dining area with a kitchen, as well as indoor and outdoor seating. A beer garden, soccer field, bowling alley, two tennis counts, two beach volleyball courts, and various recreation areas also help create the ultimate “work hard, play hard” corporate campus.

DaVita World Headquarters

The DaVita World Headquarters is not an office of the past where employees aimlessly enter a blank office building adorned with rows of tan desks and black chairs. It is an office of the future providing a whole new way of approaching a collaborative, team-oriented work environment.

A 500,000 sq. ft. Class A office building and parking garage accommodating 950 teammates; the offices are designed and built to be a “home away from home.” To promote a pleasing work environment, additional features include: rooftop exterior terraces, three interior seasonal gardens, three water features, workout room, top level marketplace, community spaces, large employee training area, and student union. In addition, the top floor and corners are devoted as employee spaces, not private offices.

Built on a brownfield site, the building is a vital component to the redevelopment of the Central Platte Valley near the Millennium Bridge and provides teammates ample access to public transportation. This facility received a LEED Gold certification.

Saunders delivered the building on time, within budget to the acclaim of our client and owner’s representative.

Dairy Block

Just a few blocks away from Union Station, Saunders is working on one of Downtown Denver’s most anticipated projects: Dairy Block, formally known as Z-Block. Dairy Block is taking up a large amount of surface parking while keeping to the true historic form of Lower Downtown.

The project includes over 220,000 sq. ft. of office on five levels, a seven floor 170-room independent hotel, 40,000 sq. ft. of ground floor restaurant/retail/hotel lobby space as well as a 3 floor, 397 stall, below grade parking garage.

Children’s Hospital South Campus

Children’s Hospital Colorado sought to provide comprehensive healthcare services to children residing the South Metro Denver to meet ever-growing demands. The new South Campus is a 182,000 square foot facility provides both in-patient and out-patient care. The design of the building takes its aesthetic cues from their main campus in Aurora.

The South Campus facility includes: Inpatient Care, Outpatient Clinics, 24/7 Urgent Care with 22 exam rooms, Sports Medicine Program, Surgery Center with four operating rooms, Infusion Center, Laboratory Services, Imaging Services and Diagnostic Services. In addition, the facility features a family hospitality area, play areas for patients and siblings, a cafeteria/coffee shop and conference rooms.

Los Angeles Mission College East Campus Complex

This 98,000 SF, 7-acre project is one of the first design-build projects for LACCD. Closely following the textbook principles of a design-build project delivery, our project team worked collaboratively with the Owner to complete this project according to the Owner’s vision and goals.  In 2013, Pankow celebrates 50 years of collaborative delivery models and is a proud founder of the Design Build Institute of America.  We have been providing continual leadership throughout the organization for the past 20 years.


“The college ended up with a Lab/Classroom building that exceeds expectations for a community college facility. The college president told me that a representative from Cal Tech, after touring the building said, “I wish we had a building like this.”  

– William Cornelli, AIA, LEED AP

Los Angeles Mission College, CPM

University of Colorado Boulder Center for Community

The Center for Community is a new 143,000 sf dining and student services facility in the heart of the University of Colorado Boulder campus. The project also includes a 153,000 sf parking structure below grade.

The Center for Community provides high quality dining services for five adjacent residence halls as well as the public. Nine custom dining venues offer a unique dining experience for the patrons. This facility is expected to serve over 1.2 million meals each year.

The Center will also provide students “one stop shopping” for student services including Career Services, Disability Services, Counseling, and International Education.

The fast-track project was completed on time in order to serve the fall 2010 incoming students. This facility is LEED Platinum Certified.

IKEA Centennial

This project includes a 1,500-car parking garage, 415,000 sf retail showroom with 50 different room settings and three complete model home interiors, warehouse, a supervised children’s play area, and a 500-seat Swedish specialties restaurant.

IKEA Centennial is the first U.S. IKEA store to integrate a geothermal system. This technology involves drilling 130 holes – each 5.5 inches wide and 500 feet deep – into the earth for pipes holding heat-transferring liquid circulating through underground loops to either warm-up or cool-down the temperature inside the store. All of this equates to the one of the largest geothermal systems in the U.S.

In addition, the facility has a 60,000 sf solar array consisting of a 498-kW system, built with 2,212 photovoltaic panels, and will produce approximately 740,000 kWh of electricity annually for the store, the equivalent to reducing 586 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2).

The project was completed approximately 3.5 months early.