Mt. Auburn Hospital was founded in 1886 and was the first hospital in Cambridge, MA. Dedicated to improving the health of residents in Cambridge and the surrounding communities, the hospital replaced four bed units with private and semi private patient rooms. This state-of-the art inpatient facility for Mt. Auburn Hospital serves as the heart of the hospital’s campus, and the new main building. The 120,000 SF, six-story patient care facility is home to 40 private and semi-private inpatient rooms, two operating rooms, post-operative recovery bays, a combined non-invasive cardiovascular center, and a critical care unit. Walsh Brothers turned to TG Gallagher -a trusted partner for more than 70 years, with extensive knowledge of Cambridge - to install the building’s HVAC and plumbing systems. The mechanical systems needed to connect to the existing buildings, which remained occupied during construction. Unique challenges arose at the major mechanical “intersections” of each floor, requiring collaboration among the construction team members and facility operators to ensure that functionality was not interrupted while the connections were completed.
Architect: Tsoi/Kobus and Associates
General Contractor: Walsh Brothers