On April 7, 2021, Zwick Construction celebrated the grand opening of the Meadow Peak Medical Center. The ceremony was held at the completion of phase one of the project, the main floor, which includes a skilled nursing center, salon, theater, commercial kitchen, courtyards and dry river, physical therapy center, and memory care units. The second phase, levels two and three, including assisted living units, will be completed soon.
The Meadow Peak Medical Center is part of the Summit Vista Community, the largest senior community in Utah and a Zwick Construction-Okland Construction project. It will act as the medical, skilled nursing, and memory care center for the residents of Summit Vista.
The architects of the project designed the building uniquely to make it feel less institutional. For example, nursing stations are not found in the building; rather there are large, open areas for patients to interact with their nurses. The architects also designed many rooms to give the appearance of the night sky by using black, open-grid ceilings with dangling lights. The ceilings throughout the entire building reach different heights, a feature that required extra coordination from the project team.
Because the building was scheduled to have occupants this April, the project team had to work quickly to finish the project by then. The team broke ground for the building in February 2020 and it was completed rapidly just over a year later—an impressive timeline for this 70,000 SF healthcare facility.