The Team

BJC HealthCare has assembled a team of professionals that are recognized locally, nationally and globally to manage, design and build the next phase of health care facilities on the Washington University Medical Center campus, encompassing Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

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Program Manager

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Jacobs is managing the program, providing oversight to the prime contract team, including architect, engineer, diversity consultant and construction manager. With offices in St. Louis, Jacobs has more than 60 years extensive experience managing large construction projects, including BJC’s Campus Integration Project from 1997-2001.


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HOK is the executive architect. A St. Louis-based global design and planning firm with an extensive health care project portfolio, HOK has earned a reputation for designing health care facilities that support superior patient outcomes, including a number of previous projects at the Washington University Medical Center campus.

Design team consultants include:

  • Anderson Design Consultants
  • Christner, Inc.
  • Cerami & Associates
  • Glasper Professional Services
  • Grice & WA joint venture
  • KAI Interiors
  • OWH
  • Poltronieri, Tang and Associates
  • Smith Hagar Bajo
  • TK&A 

Chief Engineer

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Bard, Rao + Athanas Consulting Engineers (BR+A) is the chief engineer. BR+A’s primary focus for 35 years has been health care engineering design, including mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems. The engineering firm made significant contributions to the Washington University Medical Center campus master planning, completing a comprehensive assessment of current conditions and expansion potential of campus utilities.

Engineering consultants include:

  • Castle Contracting
  • Faith Group
  • Glasper Professional Services
  • Webb Engineering 

Construction Manager

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ACW Alliance is the chief construction manager. ACW Alliance is a partnership of Alberici, Clayco and SM Wilson. ACW Alliance also was the construction manager on BJC’s Missouri Baptist Medical Center's, 225,000-square-foot West Pavilion bed tower. Independently, the three companies have completed significant construction projects on the Washington University Medical Center campus and have an extensive understanding of the campus.