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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Seattle, Washington
229,930 SF
Estimated Cost:
$50 million
Value Analysis
Market Sector:
Health Care
Facility Specialty:
Hospital and Medical Facilities


This value analysis project included 5 floors, with 2 basement levels that are connected to the existing service and parking levels of Phase I. The first 4 floors are laboratories, with the 5th floor housing the division offices and other non-laboratory related service functions. The primary functions of this VA study was to identify value analysis proposals that do not significantly impact the project program, but rather focused on both the first costs and life-cycle cost alternatives for all of the major building and site development elements. 


MENG Analysis provided a total of 38 proposals yielding a total first-cost savings potential of $4,451,000.

Key proposals included:

  • Continue the concrete system up to the roof of the 5th floor and construct the penthouse in steel

  • Use Phoenix value terminals on supply and exhaust systems

  • Delete incline fans

  • Install propeller fans at perimeter exhausting to area-ways to grade

  • Eliminate the isolation transformers and provide reactors

  • Reduce the mechanical room size to match more conventional room layouts

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