New Mexico Case Study: The Ever-Changing Presbyterian Hospital Downtown Campus

By: Brian Barnes, PE

When completed, the new Presbyterian Downtown Tower will be the tallest building on the Presbyterian campus at a height of 150 feet and 11 stories.  The campus started with the Maytag building in 1929 and has undergone over 20 significant building additions.   The project will add approximately 335,000-square-feet to Presbyterian's main campus and is scheduled to open in 2022.  This presentation will go over the structural design of the tower and its challenges.

Speaker Bio:

Brian Barnes is a Principal and Professional Engineer at Dekker/Perich/Sabatini with more than 20 years of supervisory, project management, and technical design experience. His broad based responsibilities in structural engineering include comprehensive knowledge of design standards and codes, determining cost effective solutions for building design, experience in seismic design per the latest IBC code, extensive experience designing reinforced concrete, steel, masonry, timber structures, and their foundations, both shallow type and deep.

Company Name: Dekker/Perich/Sabatini

Company Title: Principal

If you could have any superpower what would it be? Indestructible with ability to heal…kind of like Wolverine.

 Brian Barnes