Project Description

The Barrow Hospital Staff Housing is a 46,188 square foot facility providing 29 units of one, two, and three-bedroom living quarters plus a commons area for the hospital staff in Barrow. The facility includes a lounge and recreation area and a detached shop and storage facility. WHPacific (as ASCG) provided professional design services from programming through start-up of the facility. Snow drifting and wind dynamics were of significant consideration since this project in located in Barrow, one of the northernmost Eskimo villages in the world. The project was designed for modular construction founded on an insulated, refrigerated subgrade. Services including programming; site planning; architectural design; civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, and geotechnical engineering; snow drifting and wind dynamic testing; asbestos abatement inspection and design; environmental assessment and remediation; land survey; interior design; bidding; administration of the construction contract; and furnishings.