Press Release: 10.15.2015

Built to Collaborate

McCarthy celebrated the topping out of the new Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego Education Office Building on Sept. 25. McCarthy team members joined representatives from Rady Children’s Hospital, including Chief Medical Officer Dr. Irvin “Buzz” Kaufman and Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Dr. Nicholas Holmes.

“We are committed to delivering quality results and establishing lasting relationships with our clients, which is why we are honored to be celebrating the topping out of McCarthy’s third project for Rady Children’s Hospital,” said Jason Mrozek, vice president of operations for McCarthy in San Diego. “This building will allow Rady to bring together physicians from multiple departments for a greater level of collaboration and education while continuing to provide children in the region with unparalleled care.”

The 96,000-square-foot building is located at 7960 Birmingham Drive in the Kearny Mesa area of San Diego and will house Rady Children’s Hospital doctors and executives. The building will feature state-of-the-industry audio and video capabilities while supporting preliminary telemedicine operations as well as provide meeting and educational spaces.

In addition to the Education Office Building, McCarthy is also overseeing extensive off-site, underground utility work for both Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego and neighboring Sharp Healthcare as part of this project.

Recently, the jobsite received a bit of a color boost with the help of some small hands. McCarthy and a few special children created color banners that will be displayed on-site. The children — whose ages ranged from toddler to teen, along with family members, siblings and caregivers — spent the afternoon filling in the black-and-white lines with precision and imagination. The final colored version of the banner is being laminated onto a sign that will be mounted in front of the construction site and will remain throughout the duration of the project.

Designed by Stantec Architects to achieve the level of occupant health and environmental sustainability required to earn LEED-certified status, the Education Office Building is scheduled for completion in late 2016. The hospital will remain open and fully functional throughout the construction process.

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