DMC Surgical Renovation Project Hybrid Surgical Suite Central Lab

The newly renovated and expanded DMC Surgical Center includes a new “flag-ship” Hybrid Surgical Suite and four new state-of-the-art operating rooms, along with completely updated support facilities, paperless electronic information systems, and several new comfort oriented “family-style” privacy areas for patients undergoing both extended stay and same-day surgery. Also, OR support areas such as staff locker rooms, offices and material storage areas were upgraded and enlarged. This fourteen month, multi-phase project included renovations to several areas throughout the hospital including the relocation of the existing lower level lab services adjacent to the surgery department and consolidation of the remaining lab services into a new large Central Lab facility within the hospital.

Project challenges included the mangement of multiple, simultaneous phases of construction involving select demolition, renovations, temporary use and final use areas in a busy hospital environment. Mechanical and electrical design was coordinated between the project’s design-assist trade contractors, Roncelli, DMC, and HKS architects/Engineers.

The relocation and new installation of large water lines, HVAC main duct lines, fire protection piping and electrical buss ducts required extensive planning of segmented sections of above ceiling rework. Most of this work was performed during non-operational hours and in small areas of performance in order to eliminate risks to patient care and the functions of adjoining hospital departmments.

Project Location:

Harper Univesity Hospital
Detroit, MI


55,000 SF


Surgical Operating Rooms/Central Lab
Key Features:
Hybrid Surgical Suite
4-Operating Rooms
"Same-Day Surgery" Areas
2-Isolation Rooms
26-Pre Op Cubicles
22-Post-Anesthesia Cubicles
Stat Laboratory
Blood Bank
Surgical/Lab Data Center
Staff Lockers/Break Area
Patient Waiting Area
Molecular Genetics Lab
Sterile Storage


Detroit Medical Center


HKS Architects, Northville, MI Hamilton Anderson Associates, Detroit, MI Peter Basso Associates, Troy, MI