Nationwide Children's
Construction Manager
Turner Construction
Year Completed
Total Construction Cost
380,000 sq. ft.
General Description

The Behavioral Health Pavilion at Nationwide Children’s consists of eight occupied floors and a mechanical and electrical equipment penthouse above-grade, plus one below-grade floor. Occupied areas include out-patient services, in-patient services, imaging, pharmacy, laboratory, gym/recreation therapy, medical offices, kitchen/cafeteria and reception/waiting. In-patient areas for young children and teens include crisis observation and developmental disabilities treatment. Out-patient services include an emergency department for patients having a non-medical primary service need, day hospital-type immersion programs, nutrition services and imaging

The design of the patient areas emphasized safety with a non-institutional appearance. For example, patient room water and power supplies can be shut off by the nurses using a hand-held tablet.

Key Features
  • Two green roof decks to be used for outdoor relaxation
  • A large outdoor play deck is accessible through the penthouse level
  • Electrical design included four 1500 kVA substations, a 100 kVA UPS system for supporting telecommunications equipment, and color changing lighting in patient rooms
  • Mechanical design included utilizing steam and chilled water from the West Central Energy Plant for building heat and cooling. Eleven air-handling units supply a total of 350,000 LFM. Also included was an air-cooled chiller for 24/7/365 cooling in critical spaces.
Our Role

HAWA provided mechanical, electrical and IT infrastructure design services. At the completion of construction, we performed functional commissioning of the mechanical and electrical systems to document that the systems were functioning as designed.