Highland Hospital in Oakland, Calif., will build replacement facilities totaling $439.8 million in three phases over a period of seven years. The project team, which is led by Clark Design/Build of California, includes Smith-Group as the lead architect and Ratcliff and Shah Kawasaki Architects as the associate architects.


Banner Health and the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center broke ground on the M.D. Anderson Banner Cancer Center in Gilbert, Ariz. The center will open in fall 2011 and will include a $107 million, 120,000-square-foot building for outpatient services. The center will treat inpatients on two floors inside Banner Gateway Medical Center. Cannon Design is the architect and the general contractor is DPR Construction Inc.


Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital broke ground in November on a $207 million, 252,000-square-foot facility that will include five operating suites, an eight-bed surgical recovery area and a cardiac catheterization lab for pediatric heart patients, as well as expanded space for pediatric intensive care. It will be built on the grounds of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa. Payette and Associates, Boston, designed the facility and L.F. Driscoll Co., Bala Cynwyd, Pa., is the construction management firm. The hospital is scheduled to open in fall 2012.