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Mohawk Valley Health System Selects Architectural Firm and Construction Manager for New Hospital Project

UTICA, N.Y. – Officials from the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) announced they have selected an architectural firm and a construction manager for the planning, design and construction of the new hospital project. The architectural firm is NBBJ, and the construction manager is the Turner Construction Company.

NBBJ and Turner will work closely with the outreach team to consider community input during the design and construction phases.

“We are excited to be able to begin this next phase as it means that we are getting that much closer to this project becoming a reality,” said Scott H. Perra, FACHE, president/CEO of MVHS.“Both companies have extensive local and international experience, with projects in New York and around the United States as well as in many cities abroad. The companies are committed to working with our local businesses whenever possible to complete the project.”

The cost projection for the integrated health campus is approximately $480 million for a 750,000-square-foot facility.

“NBBJ was selected from a list of 19 of the best healthcare architects in the country,” said David J. Connolly, senior vice president of the Hammes Company – the project management company hired by MVHS to facilitate the new hospital project. “They bring a wealth of creative solutions that provide a platform of operational efficiency, sustainability and flexibility which will serve MVHS and the community for many years to come.”

NBBJ and Turner have extensive experience working with one another. Together they have completed more than $2.6 billion in projects, many of which have focused on healthcare.

“Turner Construction is one of the top construction management firms in the world. Its experience will be instrumental as we work through a complex construction project in an urban center,” said Connolly. “Its team brings a safety record which places the care of the workers and the public as its highest priority. Hammes Company has had the honor of working with Turner on other very high-profile projects and we’re looking forward to continuing our relationship on this project.”

In the meantime, MVHS continues to work on the final funding plan for the project. Officials from the organization are working with New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) on the Request For Approval for the $300 million which will be submitted to the NYSDOH before the end of January. Officials anticipate that they will be notified by the NYDOH by the end of February as to the disposition of the funding.

MVHS is hosting informational forums for the community on Tuesday, January 10 at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Utica. Two forums will be held: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please RSVP to Representatives from NBBJ, Turner Construction and Hammes Company will be in attendance to hear the interests of the community first hand.

About NBBJ

NBBJ creates innovative places and experiences for organizations worldwide and designs environments, communities, and buildings that enhance people's lives. Founded in 1943, NBBJ is a leader in designing healthcare, corporate office, commercial, civic, science, education, and sports facilities. The firm has won numerous awards and has been recognized as one of the world's "Top Ten Most Innovative Architecture Firms" by Fast Company magazine. Clients include Amazon, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Boeing, Cambridge University, Cleveland Clinic, GlaxoSmithKline, Massachusetts General Hospital, Microsoft, NYU Langone Medical Center, Samsung, Stanford University and Starbucks. NBBJ has locations in New York, Boston, Columbus, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Beijing, Hong Kong, London, Pune, and Shanghai. NBBJ has extensive experience in the State of New York, having designed more than 250 projects in the State since 2000. For more information, please visit

About Turner

Turner is a New York State-based, international construction services company. Founded in 1902, Turner first made its mark on the industry pioneering the use of steel-reinforced concrete for general building, which enabled the company to deliver safer, stronger and more efficient buildings to clients. The company continues to embrace emerging technologies and offers an increasingly diverse set of services. With an annual construction volume of $11 billion, Turner is the largest builder in the United States, ranking first in the major market segments of the building construction field. Turner is consistently ranked as the leading builder of healthcare projects. Turner has completed more than 1,500 major healthcare projects in the past 10 years, including two new stand-alone hospitals in upstate New York. Turner has four offices in New York: Albany, Buffalo, New York City and Syracuse. For more information, please visit 

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