Constructed on the National Jewish Medical and Research Center Campus, the 6 story Iris and Michael Smith Clinic and Laboratory was designed to expand the Center’s clinical and rehabilitation services and provide 4 floors of new research space.

The tower contains approximately 93,000 square feet of floor space to enhance the institution’s cutting edge research and healthcare services. Structural Consultants, Inc. has a longstanding relationship with the National Jewish Center and provided complete structural design, documentation, and construction administration services for the new clinic and research facility.

A cast-in-place concrete pan-joist structural system was selected for the floors and roof of the tower to meet the vibration requirements of sensitive equipment in the laboratory and research areas and to meet the owner’s expected performance of the floor systems inherent to other buildings on the campus.

Creative solutions to structural challenges including a 4 story atrium area and 21 foot building cantilever at the 3rd level were provided to complement the architectural design and statement. The varying exterior wall systems of brick masonry, cultured stone masonry, and glazing systems were seamlessly coordinated into the structural design.

Project Specifics

Location: Denver, CO
Completion: 2007
Square Footage:

  • 93,600 - New
  • 24,200 - Renovation

Construction Cost: $23,000,000

Structural Features

  • 21 foot building cantilever at 3rd floor to accommodate program at main level
  • Cast-in-place pan joist floor and roof system to meet laboratory vibration requirements
  • Services