Fitzgibbon Hospital, Expansion and Renovation
HMN Architects, Inc.
7400 West 110th Street, #200, Overland Park, KS 66210
Location: Marshall, Missouri
Date Bid: July 2006
Construction Period: Aug 2006 to May 2008
Total Square Feet: 39,000 Site: 73 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: Additions, 27,000; renovation, 12,000; total,
39,000 square feet.
Building Height: Total, 40’2”.
Basic Construction Type: New/Renovation/Structural Steel.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, slab-on-grade.
Exterior Walls: Brick, curtainwall. Roof: Metal, membrane.
Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.
Structural Engineer: Cary Engineering - 534 Old Howell Road,
#100, Greenville, SC 29615
General Contractor & Cost Estimator: Triangle Construction - 2624
Laurens Road, Greenville, SC 29607
Electrical Engineer: Burdette Engineers - 102 Pilgrim Road,
Greenville, SC 29607
Mechanical Engineer: Peritus Engineers - P. O. Box 16598,
Greenville, SC 29606
Fitzgibbon Hospital’s history dates back to the 1800’s, when John
Fitzgibbon, an Irish immigrant, settled in Saline County and saw the
rising need for healthcare in mid-Missouri. Mr. Fitzgibbon set up a
trust to build a hospital upon his death; the hospital was to operate as
a private, not-for-profit corporation under a board of directors.
Fitzgibbon’s estate paid for the construction of the original hospital,
which began in March 1922 with the first patient being admitted in April
Over time, as the healthcare needs of area residents continued to
change, the Fitzgibbon Hospital Board decided they could not adequately
address the concerns shown in the local community. As a solution to this
the Board decided to expand services and recruit additional physicians
by constructing a new building. In 1987 they chose a 73- acre site west
of Highway 65, across from the Saline County Fairgrounds. The new
Fitzgibbon Hospital opened in July of 1991.
HMN Architects, Inc. was retained by Fitzgibbon Hospital in early 2005
to expand the facility to grow selected service lines. This was
accomplished with two new additions to the existing hospital totaling
27,000 square feet and a renovation of 12,000 existing square feet. The
first addition was a 1-story main entrance to the hospital, which
included a new lobby, concierge desk, privatized registration bays, and
a gift shop. The second project was a 2-story clinical services
addition, which included a new radiology department, sleep labs, clinic
space, an education center, as well as new administrative space. The
renovated area included an expansion of Women’s Center, Emergency
Department and the creation of a new Pre-Admission Testing and
Ambulatory Care department.
Several principles guided the flow and organization of the newly created
and renovated departments including; maximizing separation of inpatient
and outpatient traffic through the use of separate corridors; increasing
patient privacy through the use of private registration and pre/post
operation bays; and providing more appropriately sized staff support and
work areas in each department.
The exterior design of the new additions had to incorporate the existing
hospitals’ distinctive green mansard roof and pitched canopies, which
had become the symbol of the hospital within the community, providing an
identifiable image, as well as greater visibility from the adjacent
roadways. The incorporation of this design was achieved by relocating
the existing pitched canopies to the new entrance drive and relocating
the second canopy to a newly created outdoor picnic area. The green
mansard roof was incorporated into the design with vertical massing
elements providing relief from the continuous green band of metal. In
addition these massing elements allowed for greater building height,
better roadway visibility and signage opportunities for the Hospital.
With the opening of the expansion, Fitzgibbon Hospital will be poised to
continue to provide state-of-the-art, compassionate care for many more
years to come.
DIV. 7: Metal Roofing: Berridge.
DIV. 9: Gypsum: United States Gypsum; Acoustical
Treament: Armstrong Cirrus, Clean Room Mylar, and WoodWorks Linear.
DIV. 10: Wall Protection: InPro.
DIV. 14: Elevators: Otis.