Group Health Puyallup


The Puyallup Medical Center is an innovative center designed to increase staff efficiency, space flexibility and energy efficiency.  The building houses primary care, lab radiology, pharmacy, physical therapy, and eye care.

The project was delivered to the customer using the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) approach.  UMC and other design consultants collocated to the architect’s office to speed up the design and coordination process.  The architect also created a life-size cardboard mock-up of the floor plan prior to construction.  The HVAC system utilizes two Dedicated Outside Air Systems (DOAS) with heat recovery and a Variable Refrigerant Flow System (VRF).  The VRF system consists of eight outdoor condensing units and 66 indoor fan coil units.  The majority of the 10,000 LF of copper piping used the pre-insulated line sets (<1”) which saved installation time.