The INOVA Loudoun Hospital Center, located in Leesburg, Virginia, provides comprehensive healthcare services and high quality care to the Dulles South region of Loudoun County. Cardno provided structural engineering design services for the 4-story, 60,000 sf Intensive Care Unit (ICU) tower at INOVA Loudoun Hospital Center where critically-ill patients are cared for 24 hours a day utilizing the latest medical monitoring and life support equipment.
The facility, which is comprised of one-story and two-story areas, houses laboratories, materials management, plant operations, lobbies, public areas and a loading dock. A corridor connects the ICU tower to the west wing of the existing INOVA Loudoun Hospital Center. To meet the needs of the growing community, the elevator core of the building was designed for a future three-story vertical expansion. A steel framing system is utilized for the structure, and the facade is a metal skin system with aluminum curtain wall, brick veneer, and architectural CMU.