The University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) specifically elected to use the D-B method to achieve scheduling, budgetary, and quality objectives. The D-B team of Phipps/McCarthy (Denver); H+L (Denver)/HDR Architecture (Omaha, NE) a joint venture; Murphy Company (St. Louis); and Sturgeon/Sacs Electric (Henderson, CO) was carefully selected to ensure all of these goals were achieved. It was the interaction between team members that gave the group the necessary foundation to push the performance envelope.
It was critical to the project to provide UCH with a new and operable outpatient facility within a 24-month timeframe. UCH planned to construct a new outpatient facility near its main campus in midtown Denver. At about this time, the former Fitzsimons building became available for private development. The UCH seized on the opportunity to develop the Fitzsimons site instead of continuing with its original plans for locating AOP on the property adjacent to its urban campus.