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Final Architectural Renderings for Sanford Fargo Medical Center Unveiled

Oct 04, 2013 02:43PM ● By Med Editor

Sanford Health has unveiled the final architectural renderings showcasing the detailed exterior design of the new Sanford Fargo Medical Center. This is the first time the final designs of the $494 million project have been available, giving people a realistic vision of what the building’s exterior will entail.

The building design is classic collegiate gothic architectural style, Sanford’s chosen design for all its new builds. The look is timeless, low maintenance and serves as a visual embodiment of Sanford Health. The soaring 11 story structure has four hospital towers in the shape of an “X,” allowing all patient rooms to have large windows with unobstructed views. At its peak, it will be 7 feet shorter than Fargo’s Radisson hotel. With 384 beds and 1 million square feet, it remains one of the top 10 largest health care construction projects in the nation. The location will serve as an I-94 gateway. With 58% of Sanford’s patients coming from outside the metro area, easy interstate access is key.

“The vision and initial plans to build were first formed in 2009 by Kelby Krabbenhoft and Dr. Roger Gilbertson,” said Nate White, chief operating officer, Sanford Health. “With careful planning and a focus on putting patients first we are very pleased to be at this stage.”

The new medical center remains on budget and on schedule. Deep foundation pilings were recently completed and next up is concrete foundation work. Next summer, structural steel will begin to go up and will change the skyline in southwest Fargo. 

It is a massive construction project with far reaching economic impact. From architects to electricians to builders and plumbers, it is expected that 700-800 workers will be involved over the course of several years. Fargo’s new medical center is just one of several projects Sanford is embarking on, totaling more than
$1 billion in new clinic and hospital construction over 5 years. Other projects include: $60 million Sanford Thief River Falls Medical Center, $17 million Sanford Moorhead Clinic, $8 million Sanford Bemidji addition and $20 million Sanford Dickinson Clinic, all currently ahead or on schedule.

Upon completion of the new medical center, Sanford Health will continue with its plans to remodel the existing downtown Fargo campus and expand the Roger Maris Cancer Center.

Sanford Health Foundation’s “Building Tomorrow Today” campaign is supporting this monumental project with a goal to raise $50 million. For more information visit, keyword: Building Tomorrow Today.
“It takes significant collaboration to create a facility like Sanford Fargo Medical Center.  We appreciate the hard work and dedication provided by all who are involved,” said Dennis Millirons, president, Sanford Fargo Medical Center. “In addition to the architects, building experts and local vendors, Sanford Health physicians, nurses, administration, support staff and community members are all contributing their time to the design.”