The University of New Mexico Hospitals selected HDR, teamed with FBT Architects, for a new adult acute care replacement hospital development plan located on the University of New Mexico campus in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The overarching goal of the development plan is to allow the University of New Mexico Hospitals (UNMH) to achieve its aspirational vision and transformative goal to provide advanced healthcare, teaching, research, and community outreach to the citizens of New Mexico through a new adult acute care replacement hospital. The existing hospital will be transitioned to women’s and children’s services.

“In concert with FBT, we’re excited to work with the hospital’s key stakeholders to reimagine patient care in New Mexico,” says Jerry Jeter, HDR project principal. HDR’s integrated multidisciplinary planning team, whose project manager and project principal are part of HDR’s Denver architecture practice, is employing evidence-based design, lean process improvement, sustainable “green” design solutions, and innovative technology to program and plan flexible, adaptable, and expandable clinical environments to meet UNMH’s current and future healthcare demands.

HDR has been in business since 1917, specializing in engineering, architecture, environmental, and construction services with nearly 10,000 employees in more than 225 locations around the world. Advancing health and wellness on a global scale and in local communities is at the heart of its endeavors.

FBT Architects has operated in the Southwest since 1973. During their 20-year relationship with UNMH, FBT has completed over 88 projects throughout all areas of UNMH’s extensive client services including free-standing clinics, additions and renovations. FBT Architects and HDR are currently working together on the UNMH Children’s Psychiatric Center.