Sacred Heart Medical Center Campus

Springfield, OR
Anshen+Allen Architects
Turner Construction Company
Sustainable Stormwater
Services/Project Type
Structural Engineering
Civil Engineering
Roads and Bridges
Facilities Management and Utilities Infrastructure
Site Development
Utility Infrastructure
Land Use and Master Planning
Stormwater Management
Land Planning
Boundary Surveys
Construction Staking
Topographic Surveys
Arterials and Local Streets
Planning & Permitting
Project & Construction Management
PeaceHealth chose the scenic RiverBend site for its dramatic Sacred Heart campus with the goal of creating an all-encompassing healing environment. Sensitive to PeaceHealth’s mission, KPFF prepared a master plan and civil and structural design for the environmentally-sensitive site that would not only minimize development impacts but ensure environmental integrity through future expansions. Sacred Heart was Oregon’s largest construction project in 2006, the building alone roughly the size of 23 football fields and requiring two parking garages and three surface parking lots, roadways and utilities. At the development’s heart stands a massive Douglas fir, untouched by the work that went on around it. More than 85 percent of the Douglas fir grove on the site and virtually all the riverside Maple grove were surveyed and preserved.

KPFF created sustainable stormwater facilities designed to protect the groundwater supplying Springfield’s drinking water. The McKenzie River is buffered from the developed site by a 100-foot riparian setback through which KPFF designed a winding multi-use trail. The master plan includes future housing, commercial support and diverse transportation options serving the campus and nearby neighborhoods, ensuring that Sacred Heart will be a good neighbor and a good environmental steward for many years to come.
Awards & Recognition

  • ACEC Oregon, Engineering Excellence Honor Award
  • Daily Journal of Commerce Oregon, Top Project (2006)
  • Daily Journal of Commerce Oregon, Top Project #2, Private Buildings - More than $50 million (2009)
  • Northwest Construction, Top Project (Sacred Heart Hospital) (2006)