UPMC is a healthcare leader in Pittsburgh. Presbyterian Hospital was originally constructed in 1931 and serves as the main facility within its network of hospital. Located in the Oakland area of Pittsburgh, “Presby” is a renowned center for numerous medical specialties, including organ transplantation, critical care/trauma services and neurology. It is also a site of leading clinical research and graduate medical programs.
Upon the completion of the new Children’s Hospital in Lawrenceville, a large portion of the “former” Children’s Hospital located directly south of Presbyterian Hospital was no longer fully needed. To allow for the demolition of this building, an enabling project to relocate the existing double helideck to Presby Hospital was required.
This unique and creative project required close coordination with the architectural drawings and extreme careful coordination with the existing conditions in order to “surgically” design the new 5,500 SF double helideck on the existing roof of the occupied hospital.