Facilities Operations Update

Campus Renewal continues to focus on building a diverse community

Sent on behalf of Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

When BJC embarked on the Campus Renewal Project in 2012, it was an opportunity to help diversify the workforce as well as the design, engineering and construction firms working for BJC. While the project achieved many successes, a post-project lessons learned exercise revealed some areas that needed improvement.

With a new inpatient bed tower in final stages of design, and construction on the horizon, BJC is working with the design-build team of McCarthy, Cannon Design and BR+A to reach out to the contracting community and to set and achieve goals. BJC 201 has been relaunched to help diverse contractors develop and broaden their industry skills and knowledge while gaining first-hand insight on working with BJC.

“The project team is dedicated to realizing diversity among our contractors and workers,” says Christopher Dean, BJC Campus Renewal project executive. “We have pulled together an incredible design-build team whose individual companies have deep commitments to building diversity. Together, through our collective efforts, we believe we can make an impact.”

You can read more about results of diversity efforts to date, stories about contractors and individuals, the diversity and inclusion policy and more at the Campus Renewal website, which is updated frequently. Read about landscape architect, Julia Montroy and her firm DTLS, whose company has grown resulting from work with BJC.