Penrose Hybrid Operating Rooms

Colorado Springs, Colorado


Connecting through experience of place.

Penrose Hospital desired extensive renovations to existing Operating Rooms to include heart surgical procedures and an interventional hybrid OR.


Ever curious. Ever learning. Ever improving.

A collaborative team approach was used involving surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, facilities staff, and building officials. As a result, the multi-phased project was completed on schedule and under budget while the surgery suite maintained continuous operation.


Purposeful, engaging solutions.

Phase I built out two ORs specifically designed for heart surgical procedures. BIM was utilized to facilitate the extensive coordination required to accommodate the overhead boom support structure and medical gas MEP systems within the existing 12 foot high structure.

Phase 2 included renovation of shelled space into a state-of-the-art interventional hybrid OR. The hybrid OR includes a surgical suite with imaging component providing real-time imaging during surgical procedures and nurses station with natural daylighting. The support spaces include a viewing/control room, semi-sterile storage, lead apron storage and gowning area, an equipment storage room, staff work room and restroom facilities.

Project Details

  • Square footage: 13,348 sf
  • Project cost: $5.7M